Switching iPhones, Apple Pay?

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  1. TheBacklash macrumors 6502

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    ok, so I bought my iPhone 6 two years ago, setup Apple Pay and have used it quite a bit over those two years. Did not buy the 6S.

    Bought the 7 Plus this year and will get it in a few hours.

    So what is the correct way to switch Apple Pay over to the new iPhone? I assume I remove it from the 6, then after the restore set it up on the 7 Plus?

    I have two cards I use Apple Pay with, and I assume it doesn't transfer over in a backup.

    When I did a quick search for the process all I found was how to set up Apple Pay, not switching to a new iPhone.
     
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    You'll have to set them up again, as if you're setting up for the first time.
     
  3. sdwaltz macrumors 6502

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    No need to remove from your old phone, unless of course you're selling it :p

    If you restore from backup, they actually DO transfer (believe it or not) - the card number and everything saves, the only thing you have to do is re-enter the CSC.
     
  4. TheBacklash thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It does transfer? Wow.

    And yeah selling the old iPhone.
    So would I take Apple Pay off the old iPhone after its restored and setup on the 7 Plus?
     
  5. Stewie macrumors 6502

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    "They actually SHOULD transfer over". But they don't always do.
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I don't think that's always correct. When you set up the new iPhone, it asks you to set up TouchID and Apple Pay before it prompts you to restore from a backup. Additionally, iCloud backup doesn't contain Apple Pay info and settings:

    "iCloud backups include nearly all data and settings stored on your device. iCloud backups don't include:
    • Data that's already stored in iCloud, like Contacts, Calendars, Notes, My Photo Stream, and iCloud Photo Library
    • Data stored in other cloud services, like Gmail and Exchange mail
    • Apple Pay information and settings
    • Touch ID settings
    • iCloud Music Library and App Store content (If it's still available in the iTunes, App, or iBooks Store, you can tap to re-download your already purchased content.)"
     
  7. sdwaltz macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for pointing out my error - I neglected to mention that I did an encrypted backup to my computer and restored that way, not through iCloud.

    All I know is that last week when I updated my 6 Plus to iOS 10, I got the dreaded error so I had to restore from a local backup and I did not have to update my Apple Pay settings other than the CSC. When my new iPhone 7 came in, I also only had to enter in the CSC.

    I only use iCloud backup if I have an emergency. If I know ahead of time that I'll be restoring I always backup to the computer because the restore goes much more quickly.

    Also, the fact that TouchID and Apple Pay have to be set up before you restore from backup don't matter - just skip through those steps until you get the option to restore from backup, and once the phone restores you'll be given the option to set up TouchID and Apple Pay.

    --- Post Merged, Sep 21, 2016 ---
    Here's what I would do:
    Make a backup of your phone ON YOUR COMPUTER, not on iCloud (important to do this first)
    Then, restore the old phone to factory settings
    Then, restore the new phone using the backup from the old phone that's on your computer.

    That's how it worked for me twice last week.
     
  8. TheBacklash thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I don't backup to iCloud. I use iCloud for other stuff, backup locally.
     
  9. duaneu macrumors 6502a

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    When I went from 6s to 7 Plus last week, I restored from iTunes backup. My default card (except CVC code) transferred over, but I had to re-enter my other cards.
     
  10. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Same here. My other card didn't restore from the encrypted iTunes backup.
     
  11. Benito macrumors 6502

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    One of my cards was partly set up by iTunes setting up my new phone from a backup. I still had to enter the 3 digit code from the back of the card though.
     
  12. jonfarr macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, my card transferred in my restore as well. Pretty neat.
     
  13. areyes163 macrumors 6502

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    I back up to my computer as well. Much easier for me. And yes everything restore without issue and I did not have to set up anything including Apple Pay. I have done it this way for years.
     
  14. Mr. Zarniwoop macrumors demi-god

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    I don't believe your Apple Pay card is being restored, even with encrypted backups.

    I think what's happening is that your default payment method for your Apple ID iTunes Store account is being used to setup Apple Pay when Apple Pay is being set up for the "first" time on a new phone.
     
  15. TheBacklash thread starter macrumors 6502

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    nope apple pay was not transferred over, oh well.
    Everything else seems to have been restored just fine, just not apple pay.
     

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