Need help giving my iphone 4S to my wife..how does she get her apps e.tc on the 4S?

The Game 161

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Hey hopefully somebody can confirm for me how to do this.

I’ve just gotten my iphone 5 and am giving my iphone 4S to my wife..she currently has the 4. How can she get everything on her 4 onto my 4S via back-up from icloud? Can this be done even though she is only just putting her micro sim into my 4S...but can she still back her 4 up and put everything on the 4S straight away without deleting all my apps and reinstalling all of hers manually?

Please help if possible.
 

batting1000

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Have her restore the 4S (make sure you do an iCloud back up of the 4) then log in to your iCloud account in the setup after the restore and choose to restore from iCloud backup. Then just choose your most recent backup.
 

The Game 161

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Have her restore the 4S (make sure you do an iCloud back up of the 4) then log in to your iCloud account in the setup after the restore and choose to restore from iCloud backup. Then just choose your most recent backup.
so do it through itunes on the computer then?
 

alexnewtron

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On her phone, go to Settings -> iCloud

Then do a backup.


On the iPhone 4S you're giving her, whip the phone (restore to factory settings) using iTunes. When the phone starts, simply choose the 'Backup from iCloud' and sign into her iCloud account.

It will then sync her iPhone 4 to the iPhone 4S.
 

The Game 161

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thanks for your help

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How did you get your apps from your 4S onto the 5? It's the same process for your wife.
It's different though the 5 is new...the 4S isn't. I meant more of how to get the phone completely blank so factory settings than backing up
 

reltm

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You can erase the 4S without iTunes. Just go to settings > general > reset
 

The Game 161

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Onces the settings are re-set how do i get the wifes info on the phone? Go to icloud and log in?
 

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