Setting Up New Iphone

ricksen24

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Hi guys,

Just looking for a bit of info.... Just got myself and the wife a new iphone 7 now this isnt a problem for me as i have itunes on the computer so it's just a case of transferring my stuff via itunes hpwever the wife doesn't have itunes on a computer nor does she pay for icloud so i guess she has access to 5gb free?

Is there anyway for her to set up her new phone without plugging into itunes or paying for extra cloud space?


Help as always greatly appreciated

Cheers
 

akadafni

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Hi guys,

Just looking for a bit of info.... Just got myself and the wife a new iphone 7 now this isnt a problem for me as i have itunes on the computer so it's just a case of transferring my stuff via itunes hpwever the wife doesn't have itunes on a computer nor does she pay for icloud so i guess she has access to 5gb free?

Is there anyway for her to set up her new phone without plugging into itunes or paying for extra cloud space?


Help as always greatly appreciated

Cheers
If she's not restoring from an ITunes backup then there is no need to connect to itunes unless the activation server cannot be reached over WiFi. She can sync music later. If she backed up to iCloud with her old device she can just restore over WiFi.
 

ricksen24

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If she's not restoring from an ITunes backup then there is no need to connect to itunes unless the activation server cannot be reached over WiFi. She can sync music later. If she backed up to iCloud with her old device she can just restore over WiFi.
Yeah but am I not correct in thinking that if she has more than 5gb of stuff on her current phone she'd have to pay for more usage?

Sorry if I'm being completely dumb here
 

jhearty99

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Yeah but am I not correct in thinking that if she has more than 5gb of stuff on her current phone she'd have to pay for more usage?

Sorry if I'm being completely dumb here
She can choose what she wants to be backup up through iCloud on the phone. If she needs more then 5gb, then I just suggest she pay. Its only $.99 cents per month for 50gb.
 
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niceandeasy

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It depends what
Yeah but am I not correct in thinking that if she has more than 5gb of stuff on her current phone she'd have to pay for more usage?

Sorry if I'm being completely dumb here
It depends if she wants all of that accessible via iCloud.
 

posguy99

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All she wants is the new phone to be the same the old she's not a backing up type!
She needs to become a "backing up type", unless the information on the phone is not important. Never treat the *phone* as authoritative, it will bite you sooner or later.
 

KUguardgrl13

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Yeah but am I not correct in thinking that if she has more than 5gb of stuff on her current phone she'd have to pay for more usage?

Sorry if I'm being completely dumb here
All she wants is the new phone to be the same the old she's not a backing up type!
iCloud backups are generally smaller than 5gb even if you have more than 5gb on your phone. Just plug the iPhone into a charger and back it up via iCloud then start up the new phone and restore the iCloud backup during the set up process. When the new iPhone boots to the home screen it should be identical to the old iPhone.

Here are screenshots of my on board and iCloud storage. I have way more than 5gb on my iPhone, but I have less than 5gb in iCloud. I even have backups for two iPhones, my current one and an old one.
 

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Mlrollin91

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All she wants is the new phone to be the same the old she's not a backing up type!
If she wants the new phone to be up-to-date with the old phone, you either need to back the old one up with iTunes or iCloud. Then you need to restore the backup to the new device. Only options. Also, she should begin to backup her device at least weekly to prevent data loss. I've had freak issues with devices and lost all my data. Luckily my backup was only a few days old.
 
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Tmoore3496

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Apr 16, 2017
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Hi guys,

Just looking for a bit of info.... Just got myself and the wife a new iphone 7 now this isnt a problem for me as i have itunes on the computer so it's just a case of transferring my stuff via itunes hpwever the wife doesn't have itunes on a computer nor does she pay for icloud so i guess she has access to 5gb free?

Is there anyway for her to set up her new phone without plugging into itunes or paying for extra cloud space?


Help as always greatly appreciated

Cheers
What phone did she com from? Anyway just take it to carrier and they will switch it over for free
 

Tmoore3496

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Apr 16, 2017
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Umm what? Carriers do not do iPhone backups. They use to transfer contacts, but I don't even think they do that anymore. At least not with iOS.
Well AT&T will transfer everything from one phone to the new one as I just done this . The op didn't ask for a back up he wants wife phone transferred to new phone, thanks
 

Mlrollin91

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Well AT&T will transfer everything from one phone to the new one as I just done this . The op didn't ask for a back up he wants wife phone transferred to new phone, thanks
AT&T has no way of transferring iOS backups to new devices. They cannot transfer your music, photos, apps and data. AT&T has never been able to do this, for any iPhone.

If you reread the post. The OP is indeed asking how to make his wife's iPhone up-to-date with the old iPhones data.
 

Tmoore3496

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Apr 16, 2017
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AT&T has no way of transferring iOS backups to new devices. They cannot transfer your music, photos, apps and data. AT&T has never been able to do this, for any iPhone.

If you reread the post. The OP is indeed asking how to make his wife's iPhone up-to-date with the old iPhones data.
Obviously you have bad reading comprehension skills as I didn't say transfer from a backup but from one phone "the users current phone " over to the new phone! As I said my wife just did this from her iPhone six plus to her new iPhone 7 plus right in the ATT store ,now this is my personal experience yours may vary !!!!!
 

rui no onna

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She can choose what she wants to be backup up through iCloud on the phone. If she needs more then 5gb, then I just suggest she pay. Its only $.99 cents per month for 50gb.
Yep. For someone who can't be bothered to do iTunes backups, $1/mo for extra iCloud storage is pretty good. For my mom, the automatic backup while charging has been a lifesaver when her phone crapped out.
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Well AT&T will transfer everything from one phone to the new one as I just done this . The op didn't ask for a back up he wants wife phone transferred to new phone, thanks
More likely than not, they just helped your wife restore from an existing iCloud backup. Anything else is a security risk.
 
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Applejuiced

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At the iPhone hacks section.
Obviously you have bad reading comprehension skills as I didn't say transfer from a backup but from one phone "the users current phone " over to the new phone! As I said my wife just did this from her iPhone six plus to her new iPhone 7 plus right in the ATT store ,now this is my personal experience yours may vary !!!!!
The only way to copy the contents of 1 iPhone to another is by using iTunes.
AT&T or any other carrier doesn't have any special software.
They just opened up iTunes, did a backup and restore from back most likely.
Not every place will do that, most places will likely tell you to do the process yourself.
 

Tmoore3496

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The only way to copy the contents of 1 iPhone to another is by using iTunes.
AT&T or any other carrier doesn't have any special software.
They just opened up iTunes, did a backup and restore from back most likely.
Not every place will do that, most places will likely tell you to do the process yourself
The only way to copy the contents of 1 iPhone to another is by using iTunes.
AT&T or any other carrier doesn't have any special software.
They just opened up iTunes, did a backup and restore from back most likely.
Not every place will do that, most places will likely tell you to do the process yourself.
oh I see , thanks for clarification! All I know is he plugged both phones into a black box of some sort that was plugged into computer and then 35 minutes later he handed her a new phone with the same apps ,pics,texts,I mean everything was exactly the same as old phone , but your right now that I think about it , it probably was done as a courtesy from a backup..... sorry for arguing the point, and I learned something today!!!!!
 
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Mlrollin91

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Obviously you have bad reading comprehension skills as I didn't say transfer from a backup but from one phone "the users current phone " over to the new phone! As I said my wife just did this from her iPhone six plus to her new iPhone 7 plus right in the ATT store ,now this is my personal experience yours may vary !!!!!
Obviously I'm not bad at reading comprehension as others have said the same thing as me. So let's try not to throw around personal insults as it's against the rules.