Transferring everything from old iphone to new

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  1. CatWise macrumors newbie

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    I managed to smash the screen of my iphone. O2 are sending me a replacement tomorrow but will I be able to transfer all my current items (eg SMS ,phone numbers, music, apps etc) from one to the other easily? I will still be using the same SIM card but am worried that I will lose all my information, some of which is very important.
    I have backed up my old phone on iTunes but is there any way to check that everything has been backed up fully or will this just automatically be completely done?
    Any help will be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    If you have a recent backup then you'll lose nothing. You'll have to re-login to FaceBook, Twitter, etc. but that's about it. All of your contacts, calendar items, music, photos, notes and even icon placement will be restored. Basically it looks exactly the same.

    After plugging in your replacement iPhone:
    1. Select the option to restore from backup to transfer your settings
    2. Sync to transfer all your music, photos and apps back.
     
  3. CatWise thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks :)
    I have just backed it up now so is everything safe?
     
  4. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    You got it.
     
  5. CatWise thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thats great thank you so much!
    Only other thing I'm worried about is will SMS come across?
    Some people say they will, others that they won't!
     
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    SMS are included in a backup.
     
  7. Coachmcguirk macrumors newbie

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    Should be able to just stack the new phone on top of the old, obviously turn on bluetooth first. Leave it there for 30 minutes or so, and it should auto transfer.

    The new phone won't reflect the transfer until the old phone has been wiped clean. Then it will automatically show up.

    Simple as that.

    Enjoy!







    Don't try this, btw.
     
  8. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    What was the point of this post?
     
  9. CatWise thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all your help!
    But is it really this easy??
     

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