Swapping from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5 - How to preserve data?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rekhyt, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. rekhyt macrumors 65816

    Jun 20, 2008
    Part of the old MR guard.
    I am about to purchase an iPhone 5 and currently have an iPhone 4 and would like to preserve the data on the current iPhone 4.

    I've heard about how you can restore your phone state completely using iCloud's backup option. How does this work?

    Does it fully restore what you have on the iPhone 4 onto the iPhone 5?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2012
    When I got my 5, I restored it from a recent 4S backup to the cloud and it worked great! If I were you I would go into iTunes and make a back up of your 4S, too! I always do, just in case.
  3. tymaster50 macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2012
    New Jersey
    just restore from backup you'll be fine

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