Today is the Day I get my iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bballrob, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. Bballrob macrumors regular

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    So I was traveling when my new iPhone 8 Plus was delivered on September 26th. I finally made it home last night, and my iPhone 8 Plus was waiting. I have yet to even open the outer box yet, but will be doing so soon. My iPhone 7 Plus is backing up right now, and as soon as it is done, it will be time to open the 8 Plus.

    One question. I ordered the 8 Plus under my wife’s number, but she is inheriting my 7 Plus and I get the new 8 Plus.

    Do I just put the sim card from my old 7 Plus into the 8 Plus and restore from my MBP, and then put the SIM card from the new 8 Plus into my 7 Plus and restore my wife’s phone from her backup on the Mac mini??
     
  2. QueenTyrone macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, just make sure to turn off iMessage on your device before taking the Sim out. Depending on your carrier the phone might activate under her # and if it does just go to your carrier and they'll fix it
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    DO NOT turn on the 8+ or it could move her service to that SIM. Remove SIM first.
     
  4. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    Jeesh. Now I really need Sharunda. :D
     
  5. Bballrob thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do I know you??
     
  6. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    Figure it out, or haven't you seen eiC today? :)
     
  7. Bballrob thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I thought you looked kinda like that short little dictator from another forum.
     
  8. Gathomblipoob, Oct 3, 2017
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    Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    That would be I. Who you callin' short?

    EDIT: I didn't get the "short" reference until just now. :D
     
  9. Bballrob thread starter macrumors regular

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    Back to the topic at hand:

    Once my old phone is backed up and I’ve got the correct SIM cards in the correct phones, with the old iPhone 7, do I just do a factory reset and then restore it from my wife’s backup??
     
  10. coolbreeze2 macrumors 6502a

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    Long gone are the days when the wife always got the newer of the two, like the newer car.
     
  11. pdxmatts macrumors 68000

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    if I was your wife, I wouldn't settle for your hand me down 7 while you get the 8. We both get new phones and sell the 7. That's how it should be :p
     
  12. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    We went from talking about iPhone to being each other's wife. :rolleyes:
     
  13. pdxmatts macrumors 68000

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    It's just light hearted teasing ;)
     
  14. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    And he called me short. :D
     
  15. ednygma macrumors member

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    I got it at first glance!
     
  16. Bballrob thread starter macrumors regular

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    Something that is actually allowed on this forum, unlike some other forum that appears to be dying a slow death.

    I was more dialed into the dictator portion of my description.
     
  17. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    Naw. We tease all the time. But it is dying a slow death. I'm just there to polish the casket.
     
  18. Bballrob thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was reprimanded and had my posting privileges suspended there from some “light teasing” on that forum.

    The native app related to that forum wouldn’t even install on my 8 Plus when I did my restore. How disappointing.
     
  19. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    I've been temp-banned before from a football forum for using the wrong word - "brownshirts."
     
  20. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    Racist!

    I mean....... nevermind. Thought I had something to be offended about there. Sorry I blew up!
     
  21. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    If I recall correctly, I was referring to their mod staff. Who knew?! :D
     

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