Tips to Setup your new iPhone from Backup

Sometimes moving to a new iPhone can be a laborious task, downloading multiple apps to try and get your data from one iPhone to the next new model. There’s an easier way. Backup your old iPhone first and the recover that data onto your new device. This is the most convenient way to transfer from iPhone to iPhone

Why Backup?

It may surprise you to know that over 50% of smartphone users don’t backup their device ever, even more don’t back up at least 4 times a year. Consider this, you can do it overnight and you only have to tap the screen a few times. Not only does this mean you can recover your data if your phone is stolen, bricks or goes to bluescreen. You can upload your last update to your new Apple iPhone.

One thing to note. If you don’t update regularly then you will often update based on an out of date version. Which means you could lose documents and apps which have been recently installed. Its simple to setup your calendar to update your iPhone once a week. You can do it overnight and it won’t interfere with your schedule.

Backup methods

There are two main methods of backing up your iPhone, both of which achieve the same goal. First let’s look at the iCloud.

Setup and backup from iCloud

You create an iCloud account when you buy an iPhone. If you restore your backup from the iCloud, then it will use your most previous backup. You need to be aware that if your previous backup was a long time ago then your new iPhone will be out of date.

Restoring from your iCloud is simple, go to iCloud and it present you with a list of iCloud backups. Check the date to see the most recent one and update.

If you are transferring to a new phone, restore your old iPhone first and then turn on your new iPhone. Go through the standard setup process and then restore your new device from the most recent save on the iCloud.

Not all Apps and data will appear straight away, your iPhone will be downloading in the background so give it some time and then all your backed-up data will appear.

Restore and setup from iTunes

iTunes isn’t a popular as it once was, users have been switching to other streaming devices like Spotify and Deezer. However, iTunes can still be used to setup your new iPhone, and this makes sense as you have to login to iTunes again on every new iPhone.

First, backup your data onto your iTunes account using your Mac, PC or laptop. Then plug in your new device and simply sync your iTunes account to your new iPhone. This will port all your old data over to the new iPhone.

Advice and guidance from www.metrofone.co.uk

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