Transferring everything from iPhone 4 to 5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by snowydog, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. snowydog macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2011
    Hi all

    My boss has asked me to transfer everything from his iPhone 4 to his iPhone 5. He asked me cos I got the new iphone5 already however I set up from new cos I haven't had an iPhone before.

    He hasn't a clue about tech stuff so I said I'd do it for him.

    My understanding is you back up all your photos, music, contacts etc using iTunes and then restore iPhone 5 from back up ? Is that correct? I know people have been havin trouble with battery life this way but I'm not bothered. Boss just doesn't wanna lose anything.

    Is that the best way or am I missing something?

    Thanks guys
  2. L-Tuned macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2012
    Yes, you can either use iTunes or iCloud.

    I restored mine via iCloud w/o any problem. Good luck :)
  3. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    You can either do a full backup to itunes or icloud.

    iCloud is a little slower but much better since the backup is stored on a server instead of your computer and he can restore without the need of your his stuff won't be on your comp.

    If you have a base account you might not be able to get all the photos, but I would recommend backing up photos to iPhoto and then excluding it from the iCloud backup. That's what I do. When I restore from iCloud the only thing I don't get is photos....but I get everything else.
  4. snowydog thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2011

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