New iPhone 5 but keeping old iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Rfisher7381, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Rfisher7381 macrumors newbie

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    I plan to keep the old iPhone 4 around for music, wifi web browsing, etc.

    Can I do an iTunes backup and then restore to my new iPhone 5 or will I end up causing problems (e.g, two iPhones with the same name). Thanks
     
  2. braddick macrumors 68040

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    Works perfectly and flawlessly as you planned.
    It's what I do, with all my previous iPhones.
     
  3. brayhite macrumors 6502a

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    I too plan on keeping my old iPhone 4, as a universal remote, streaming/controlling music for parties, alarm clock, etc.

    A back up phone will be a nice purpose, as well heh.
     
  4. lbhskier37 macrumors member

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    I'll be keeping mine probably until the end if the year. I'm going to Europe for work in December or January and want to use it unlocked with a prepaid sim instead of paying AT&Ts ludicrous international rates. Once I come back I'll likely sell it on Craig's list.
     
  5. Rfisher7381 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    op i have yet to ever sell a device,still have my 3gs and my iPad 2. will most likely keep my iphone 4 use it like an ipod touch and give the 3gs away to a family member.

    just back your 4 up right before you switch then set the new iphone to restore an old back up and done.
     
  7. bollweevil macrumors 6502

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    I am keeping my iPhone 4S as a music player for my car, and also as a backup in case I lose or break the iPhone 5. However, my father called me a "pig" for keeping it, he thinks I should benevolently donate it to my sister, who has not even asked for it. Also, she has enough money to buy her own phone, if she cares.

    Edit: My sister and I are both in our twenties and employed full time making decent money.
     
  8. tcoche macrumors member

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    My wife is taking my ip4s. I am getting the ip5 and my 3 yr old will be using my wifes ip4 to play games only. We will control that so she doesnt destroy the ip4.
     

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