Process for moving from 4S to 6S

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by garymkrieg, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. garymkrieg macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2012
    Will be picking up my new 6S shortly and want to be sure that I know what I'm doing. As far as I can tell there are are three steps:

    Backup 4S, with ITunes, to my local computer
    Get 6S and activate it on Verizon
    Restore the 4S backup to the 6S using ITunes

    Am I missing anything?

  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Not missing anything. Once it's done though decide what your doing with the 4s, if your getting rid of it turn off find my iPhone then reset all content and settings. Simples.

    If your storing it as a backup charge to 60% and store it in a cool dry place.
  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    Encrypt your backup with a password, so that e-mail passwords and other login data transfer over when restoring to your 6S. Otherwise you'll need to re-enter all your login credentials.
  4. garymkrieg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2012
    Thanks, the 60% charge is good input as is the encrypting, had not thought of either.

  5. Broadus macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2011
    This is excellent advice and easily overlooked.
  6. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Is there any reason you're not just using iCloud? Plugging into iTunes is just fine, but I find it less convenient.
  7. garymkrieg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2012
    Yes, with my limited bandwidth the cloud is a less practical solution.


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