iPhone 4s, will it allow activation remotely?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by theinstructor, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. theinstructor macrumors regular

    theinstructor

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    As in not connected to iTunes whatsoever? If so, then I would presumably restore my data from the iCloud at that time. I am on iOS 5 as it is and backed up to the cloud. Thanks team. :apple:
     
  2. carbonfly macrumors regular

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    It ships with iOS 5 so that should be how it works. Just restore from backup....assuming you have an online backup already in the cloud from using iOS 5 beta on your iPhone 4.
     
  3. Nikos macrumors 68000

    Nikos

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    You SHOULD be able to do everything from the phone itself. It's "pc-less" now.
     
  4. ripper998 macrumors regular

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    I thought they wiped the cloud clean when they release the new iOS?
     
  5. Advil macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, it ships with iOS 5 and you can do everything directly from the device now!


    My plan is to update my iPhone 4 to iOS 5 the day before I get my 4S, start from scratch and get it all set up, then when my 4S arrives, just restore from that iCloud backup and be ready to go immediately :)
     
  6. carbonfly macrumors regular

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    They did a reset last week i think, but i've been able to create a new backup since then. I guess they could do another reset of they wanted.
     
  7. profets macrumors 68040

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    More recently they wiped iCloud music that was connected with iTunes match. A few weeks back I think they wiped iCloud backups (late september).

    When I installed iOS5 GM on my iPad and iPhone I was able to do activation and a restore from iCloud (ran a backup wirelessly before installing the GM)
     
  8. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    Yes, in this crazy "post-PC" world you can activate the device and restore from an iCloud backup without ever plugging into a computer.
     

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