If I buy a new iPhone at the apple store can they backup my old one for me?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Dott, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Dott macrumors newbie


    Aug 1, 2008

    I was just wondering if I were to buy a new iPhone would I be able to use the computers at the apple store to backup my old iPhone and restore onto the new phone that I have just bought?

    I have always backed up to iCloud (~40GB backup) and I am now starting to realise the download may be impossible as i'm not near a longterm wifi source based on what some people are suggestion for wait times on iCloud.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    many thanks!
  2. DefBref macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2011
    All apple stores have free wifi you can use. I used it last time I got an exchange iphone, to get my backup back.

    Not sure how fast it will be tho, 40Gb is a lot. You might be wandering round the store for a while.
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Why don't you use your own computer to back it up?
  4. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    Are you going on launch day? Can't imagine they will let you hang around that long in store. It will be rammed.
  5. John T macrumors 68020

    John T

    Mar 18, 2006
    Normally, if you purchase a new iPhone at an Apple Store, they will, if you require, they will set everything up for you. However, if you go on or close to launch day, as has already been said, it would be unreasonable to expect this.

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