iPhone migration

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Alan Browne, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    I'm picking up an iPhone 6 this morning.

    I've backed up my iPhone 4 (iTunes).

    Between the time I get the new iPhone and get home later tonight, can I
    use it (if just as a phone and browser, etc.) and then do the restore
    from backup later tonight?

    In the meantime, could I pull my contacts, etc., from iCloud?

    Best to do a factory reset before doing the restore, perhaps?


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    << Among Broad Outlines, conception is far more pleasurable
    than “carrying [the children] to fruition.”
    Sadly, “there’s a high infant mortality rate among
    Broad Outlines—they often fall prey to Nonstarters.” >>
    "Bestiary of Intelligence Writing" - CIA
     
    Alan Browne, Dec 19, 2014
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  2. Alan Browne

    Meanie Guest

    Not sure I follow, but It's a new phone, why would you need to do a
    factory reset?

    If you activate the phone when you purchase it, whether to replace the 4
    or in addition to, then you will be able to use it the moment you walk
    out of the store.

    If you have info in the cloud, then yes, you can pull the info.

    When you connect to iTunes, you can prompt to name your new phone and
    have your backup from the 4 installed to it.
     
    Meanie, Dec 19, 2014
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  3. Alan Browne

    Guest Guest

    anything you do after the backup won't be part of the restore. if that
    matters to you, do another backup immediately prior to the restore,
    which only takes a few seconds anyway.
    to the new phone? sure, but if you do a restore it will be replaced
    with what's in the backup.
    that's not needed since it's already that way, having just come from
    the factory.
     
    Guest, Dec 19, 2014
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  4. I just got my iPhone 6+ and iPad Air 2. For the phone since I was
    coming from a Windows Phone, I restored from an iPad backup. It went
    well though some apps didn't transfer since they weren't for the iPhone.

    For the iPad Air 2, just restored from my previous iPad Mini and was
    set to go. I did do a backup to iCloud and to the computer on the iPad
    Mini to ensure I had the latest data.
     
    Lloyd E Parsons, Dec 19, 2014
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  5. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Thanks.

    There will be an 8 or so hour gap between purchase/intital use and then
    the restore of what's in the backup. I won't have anything in the new
    phone that I'd be worried about losing.



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    << Among Broad Outlines, conception is far more pleasurable
    than “carrying [the children] to fruition.”
    Sadly, “there’s a high infant mortality rate among
    Broad Outlines—they often fall prey to Nonstarters.” >>
    "Bestiary of Intelligence Writing" - CIA
     
    Alan Browne, Dec 19, 2014
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  6. Alan, just for info. Took me about an hour to get everything right on
    my new toys. 1st an update to the OS is done and then all the syncing
    with about 5 screens of apps on the iPad, slightly less on the iPhone.
     
    Lloyd E Parsons, Dec 19, 2014
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  7. Alan Browne

    Savageduck Guest

    Who is the vendor, an Apple Store?
    If it is consider having them do the migration for you. That is if you
    insist on using it immediately. Even then immediate is going to be a
    relative concept.
    If you don't have the time to have the migration done at the Apple
    Store, I would hold my breath and complete the set up of the new iPhone
    at home. There are a few thing which are going to take some time beyond
    restoring from backup. iOI needs to update to iOS 8.1.2. You are set up
    finger print ID which you don't have on your iP4. You are also going to
    have to make sure your apps are updated on your iTunes.
    Yup! but why bother? You have either migrated and are using the new
    phone complete with the migrated contacts. or you are using your old
    phone until you complete the migration.
    Naah!
     
    Savageduck, Dec 19, 2014
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  8. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    No time for that. I happened to be in the area and thought I'd drop in
    to the Apple store. A client mentioned that he picked up his 6P a few
    days ago and that they seemed to be well stocked. That turned out to be
    wrong. They only had the 16 and 64 GB models.

    I've finally given in to ordering online. Will be here on the 30th or 31st.
    These are not issues. My issue was whether setting up the phone to use
    during the day and then doing the actual restore when I got home later
    that night could be an issue. It isn't.

    Given that the phone won't even ship for a few business days I doubt it
    has even been built yet and thus will have the up to date iOS when it
    arrives.

    No. The idea was to leave the iPhone 4 in store for a credit.
    Just checking.


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    << Among Broad Outlines, conception is far more pleasurable
    than “carrying [the children] to fruition.â€
    Sadly, “there’s a high infant mortality rate among
    Broad Outlines—they often fall prey to Nonstarters.†>>
    "Bestiary of Intelligence Writing" - CIA
     
    Alan Browne, Dec 20, 2014
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  9. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Thanks. I didn't expect it to be a snap. Hopefully it shows up with
    the up to date iOS, saving that step. (I didn't get the version I
    wanted in store so I've ordered it online).

    I'll be pretty busy on the 30th/31st when it allegedly arrives so I
    might not get to setting it up until NY day.

    --
    << Among Broad Outlines, conception is far more pleasurable
    than “carrying [the children] to fruition.”
    Sadly, “there’s a high infant mortality rate among
    Broad Outlines—they often fall prey to Nonstarters.” >>
    "Bestiary of Intelligence Writing" - CIA
     
    Alan Browne, Dec 20, 2014
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  10. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Just related to the period of initial use - about 8 hours - thence doing
    the restore from backup.

    Moot now. They didn't have the particular model in stock.

    Ordered online.



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    << Among Broad Outlines, conception is far more pleasurable
    than “carrying [the children] to fruition.”
    Sadly, “there’s a high infant mortality rate among
    Broad Outlines—they often fall prey to Nonstarters.” >>
    "Bestiary of Intelligence Writing" - CIA
     
    Alan Browne, Dec 20, 2014
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  11. Don't count on that.

    -- Michelle
     
    Michelle Steiner, Dec 20, 2014
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  12. Alan Browne

    Lewis Guest

    Why wouldn't you just restore right there in the store?
    Why? That sounds like a complete waste of time.
     
    Lewis, Dec 22, 2014
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  13. Alan Browne

    Lewis Guest

    I walked into the Apple store last year and bought my 5S. While I was
    waiting for it to be brought out, I did a backup of my 4S. When the 5S
    came out, I restored the iCloud backup to the new phone, (it was so
    fresh, that I had to refresh the list on the 5S a couple of times before
    it showed up at 3 minutes old). This only took a few minutes before the
    iPhone was ready to use and started downloading all the apps. I setup
    TouchID on the 5S, wiped my 4S back to factory settings, and then
    started playing around with the settings on the 5S. Within 20 minutes I
    had all my apps downloaded and up to date.

    Apple Stores have very fast wifi, and I think they have local caches of
    a pissload of the more popular App Store apps.
     
    Lewis, Dec 22, 2014
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  14. Alan Browne

    Aldo Raine Guest

    Weren't you concerned about broadcasting all your data and passwords in
    the clear for anyone in the store or in the adjacent mall hallway to see
    and grab if they were of an evil bent?
     
    Aldo Raine, Dec 22, 2014
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  15. Alan Browne

    Lewis Guest

    No, because nothing at all was broadcast in the clear.
     
    Lewis, Dec 25, 2014
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