My NEW iPhone 6 Plus is USED! WTH!?!

sillywabbit

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I just took my new iPhone out of the box and when to settings saw that my phone has 6 hours and 21 minutes on the clock already.

How can my new iPhone out of the box be used already?

 

AbSoluTc

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Was it sealed? Did it have the plastic on the phone? Was everything in order?

If so, it's not used.

If you restored from a backup, it will give similar results.
 

sillywabbit

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Did you restore from a backup?

Actually, I was at work and don't have iTunes there so I downloaded it to the office computer.

Stuck in my old iPhone 5 and backed it up.

Pulled out the SIM card and placed it in the new phone and tried to restore it.

It didn't work, none of my apps transferred over. Only my photos, texts, email and contact list moved over. That is it.

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Was it sealed? Did it have the plastic on the phone? Was everything in order?

If so, it's not used.

If you restored from a backup, it will give similar results.

Yes, sealed and everything in order. Purchased from verizon.

I did try to restore from back up (see my above post about it).

I guess that could be it, restore from backup (however I think mine failed).
 

simon48

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Isn't the call time from your carrier, not the phone? If you got the iPhone on an existing plan wouldn't it carryover from your last phone? I bet the data would too.
 

sillywabbit

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Isn't the call time from your carrier, not the phone? If you got the iPhone on an existing plan wouldn't it carryover from your last phone? I bet the data would too.

I didn't realize the call time was from my carrier.

Wow, if that is from my old phone, 6 hours on a 2 year phone is like I never used it wow!
 

simon48

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Should be tied to the device/backup only.
Well, now I see that the OP restored from a backup so I bet that's it.

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I didn't realize the call time was from my carrier.

Wow, if that is from my old phone, 6 hours on a 2 year phone is like I never used it wow!
I don't know that for sure, it was just a guess. lordofthereef thinks it isn't, but it would come over with a restore. I bet that's it. Can you check to see if it matches your old phone?
 

doboy

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Actually, I was at work and don't have iTunes there so I downloaded it to the office computer.

Stuck in my old iPhone 5 and backed it up.

Pulled out the SIM card and placed it in the new phone and tried to restore it.

It didn't work, none of my apps transferred over. Only my photos, texts, email and contact list moved over. That is it.

Apps didn't transfer over probably because they weren't transferred from your old phone to your work computer. I think iTunes asks you first if you want to transfer apps from the phone to your computer.
 

swordfish5736

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Actually, I was at work and don't have iTunes there so I downloaded it to the office computer.

Stuck in my old iPhone 5 and backed it up.

Pulled out the SIM card and placed it in the new phone and tried to restore it.

It didn't work, none of my apps transferred over. Only my photos, texts, email and contact list moved over. That is it.

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Yes, sealed and everything in order. Purchased from verizon.

I did try to restore from back up (see my above post about it).

I guess that could be it, restore from backup (however I think mine failed).
The restore was successful. You just didn't transfer purchased apps from your phone to office computer so they weren't restored.

If you have iCloud setup and use backup it can restore everything for you.

You can check when your last iCloud backup was in settings->iCloud->backup. You can also erase all content and settings on your phone and restore it to the iCloud backup without the computer if you want.
 

sillywabbit

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Well, now I see that the OP restored from a backup so I bet that's it.

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I don't know that for sure, it was just a guess. lordofthereef thinks it isn't, but it would come over with a restore. I bet that's it. Can you check to see if it matches your old phone?

I will check when I get home as I am at the library using their wifi and trying to download most of my apps since when I tried to restore from iTunes, none of my apps came over.
 

Starfyre

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Congratulations, how does it feel to suddenly know you have a BRAND NEW device that was originally thought to be used and you don't have to play the waiting game

:)
 

sillywabbit

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The restore was successful. You just didn't transfer purchased apps from your phone to office computer so they weren't restored.

If you have iCloud setup and use backup it can restore everything for you.

You can check when your last iCloud backup was in settings->iCloud->backup. You can also erase all content and settings on your phone and restore it to the iCloud backup without the computer if you want.

I see, thanks.

Man, I learn something new every time I come on here!
 

sillywabbit

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Congratulations, how does it feel to suddenly know you have a BRAND NEW device that was originally thought to be used and you don't have to play the waiting game



:)

It feels wonderful!

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Do you still have the previous phone? Just set it to do an iCloud backup.

Yes, have the old phone but it is at home at the moment.

I stopped backing up to icloud because it said I was out of memory/space and the last back up was in February 2014, long time ago.
 

sillywabbit

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Well, now I see that the OP restored from a backup so I bet that's it.

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I don't know that for sure, it was just a guess. lordofthereef thinks it isn't, but it would come over with a restore. I bet that's it. Can you check to see if it matches your old phone?

My old phone shows cellular is shaded (won't let me click it) and says no sim:



However, based in everyone's consensus, it appears to be related to the restore.

Thanks all you everyone's help!
 
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