Switching iPhone 5's?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by trvsglr, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. trvsglr macrumors member

    trvsglr

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2009
    #1
    I know this is a stupid question, and I have searched but could not find a clear answer. Anyway I have a white iPhone 5 but really wanted black (they were sold out of white when I went and I was to excited to wait) I saw a post on craigslist from someone that is in the same boat I am and they were looking for someone to trade phones even up. So I messaged him and we are meeting tomorrow at Starbucks to make the trade. However I am unsure of what I should do before switching them. Obviously I know to restore it to factory settings, but the part I'm not sure about is the SIM card. Should I restore it with the SIM card in or out? Also I was wondering when we meet when is it ok to pop my SIM card in the new phone. Do it while it's off, or switch it on and then put it in? I want to check it all out and make sure everything works like it should before doing the switch. I already took all my photos off and I have iTunes match so I'm ok music wise. I just wasn't sure if there were any precautions I need to take.
     
  2. weesy macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2011
    #2
    you seem to have all of the precautions covered. just back up your original phone and restore it to factory settings.
    you can pop the sim card out whenever you want, but i would power off the new phone and then insert your sim card and then power back on. just to make sure it resets properly. just dont grab it and walk away, make sure you make a test call and check everything out before you complete the swap!

    and btw, lucky you! i actually have a white and i'm looking for someone to swap with for a black, hopefully i'll get lucky like you, i haven't had any luck on craigslist or anywhere yet! goodluck!
     
  3. trvsglr thread starter macrumors member

    trvsglr

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2009
    #3
    Thank you for your response. Not so lucky I guess though. He stopped communicating with so I assume he does not want to do it anymore.
     
  4. weesy macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2011
    #4
    bummer. keep searching, i'm sure something will come up!
     

Share This Page