Migrating an old iPhone 4S' data to a new iPhone 6 Plus...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ant, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. Ant

    Ant Guest

    Hello.

    Do I assume it is easy according to
    http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT2109 article's instructions? My client
    doesn't use cloud stuff on his old iPhone 4S (Verizon Wireless), so it
    will be with his 13.3" MacBook Pro (mid-2012 and updated Mac OS X
    10.8.5)'s (lat/new)est iTunes through an USB2 cable. Basically, back up,
    sync, be sure old iPhone's data is still OK, switch to the new unlocked
    iPhone, and restore from MacBook Pro's iTunes' brand new backup. Done.
    Am I correct? Anything else I should be aware of? I have never done this
    before and just double checking. Maybe I should do it in an Apple store
    just in case since they only sell unlocked iPhones in person? :p

    Thank you in advance. :)
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    Ant, Jan 27, 2015
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  2. Make sure the iTunes backup is encrypted; otherwise, passwords will not
    be backed up and restored to the new device.
     
    Michelle Steiner, Jan 27, 2015
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  3. Ant

    Zaidy036 Guest

    Also, after importing the backup into the new iPhone, I suggest renaming
    the new one and immediately backing it up. Then the list of backups will be
    by iPhone mame.
     
    Zaidy036, Jan 27, 2015
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  4. Ant

    Guest Guest

    some of them will, depending on how they're stored on the device.
    encrypting the backup means that all of them will. either way, it's
    minor.
     
    Guest, Jan 27, 2015
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  5. Ant

    Guest Guest

    the name makes no difference as far as backups go. it's the device id
    that keeps them separate.

    changing the device name helps the *user* keep track which is which.
     
    Guest, Jan 27, 2015
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  6. Ant

    Ant Guest

    Passwords for what? Everything like passcodes?
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    Ant, Jan 28, 2015
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  7. Ant

    Guest Guest

    the various apps you use.
     
    Guest, Jan 28, 2015
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  8. Ant

    JF Mezei Guest

    Symc, backup on old iphone.
    restore, sync on new iphone.

    Apple does a reasonably good job of moving everything from one to the other.

    But some stuff mat get lost, such as outgoing SMTP server user/password,
    and maybe a wi-fi password or two (but maybe not with recent versions).
    Also Michelle made an interesting point of encrypting backups to ensure
    passwords get saved, perhaps that is why a few paswords had not been
    moved for me.

    The sync to the new phone can take some time because everything must be
    copied over.

    On the new iphone, you may be asked to enter basic information first
    (apple ID/password for your itunes account), language and other stuff.
    This gets overwritten when you restore.
     
    JF Mezei, Jan 28, 2015
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