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    Default How are you preparing for the next iPhone?

    Hello all,

    For those migrating from another, iPhone, platform, OS, carrier, etc., how are you preparing for the next upgrade?

    As a long time iPhone user (my last iPhone was the iPhone 4s so the upgrade will be a generation or two) and then a big Android user and even used Windows phone for a bit, I noticed I have been under the Google umbrella for awhile and switching between them was painless. Now since I plan to move away from this umbrella for the next upgrade, I want to go all iOS and Mac OS X.

    I plan to migrate from Gmail to iCloud and making sure my music, photos and videos move to the Apple ecosystem.

    How are you all preparing for the big upgrade? Hopefully we can get some good tips and tricks to help people ease into this process.

    A few weeks and counting...
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    Gmail to iCloud is easy. Just export everything from gmail to a file then import everything to icloud.com.

    As far as music you may have to use iTunes Match for the that if you own the music.
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    Default Re: How are you preparing for the next iPhone?

    Personally, I'm planning on walking in a store, whether it be an Apple Store, local Verizon store, Best Buy, HH Gregg or Walmart, a week or two after launch and buying one. Period...
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    Default Re: How are you preparing for the next iPhone?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    Personally, I'm planning on walking in a store, whether it be an Apple Store, local Verizon store, Best Buy, HH Gregg or Walmart, a week or two after launch and buying one. Period...
    Me too. No prep needed. Just get phone sign into my accounts and let it do this rest.
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    Yes, I am manually and painstakingly ripping my music with the 3 cd burners running a few hours a day to digitize my large library of music. Too bad iTunes Match doesn't do CD ID matching but such is life.

    Quote Originally Posted by zerog46 View Post
    Gmail to iCloud is easy. Just export everything from gmail to a file then import everything to icloud.com.

    As far as music you may have to use iTunes Match for the that if you own the music.
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    Default Re: How are you preparing for the next iPhone?

    Can't prepare now as I just bought a MBA 13" and no money now. Lol


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    Anyone migrate from iPhone to iPhone? Are there any hurdles or tips to consider? Is it all throught iCloud?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frenzytom View Post
    Anyone migrate from iPhone to iPhone? Are there any hurdles or tips to consider? Is it all throught iCloud?
    Prior to walking into the store to get the 6, I will:
    - Run a fresh icloud backup on my 5S
    - Do a full backup of my 5S via iTunes on my Mac
    - Turn off imessage on my 5S

    After walking out of the store with my 6, I will:
    - Restore from my previous iCloud backup
    - Verify that all of my pictures, apps, settings, etc look as they should
    - Make sure that I have enabled siri, find my iphone, keychain, etc
    - Make sure that both imessage and normal sms/mms messages are arriving on my 6
    - Cradle it lovingly in my arms....j/k.....kinda

    Once all looks good, I will restore the 5S to factory settings prior to selling it.
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    Great plan! (Except for the cradling, I will be putting mine on a pedestal; if getting the 5.5, it will be the pedestal)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Quote Originally Posted by finn5975 View Post
    Prior to walking into the store to get the 6, I will:
    - Run a fresh icloud backup on my 5S
    - Do a full backup of my 5S via iTunes on my Mac
    - Turn off imessage on my 5S

    After walking out of the store with my 6, I will:
    - Restore from my previous iCloud backup
    - Verify that all of my pictures, apps, settings, etc look as they should
    - Make sure that I have enabled siri, find my iphone, keychain, etc
    - Make sure that both imessage and normal sms/mms messages are arriving on my 6
    - Cradle it lovingly in my arms....j/k.....kinda

    Once all looks good, I will restore the 5S to factory settings prior to selling it.
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    I'm getting my all-nighter face on so I can stay up all night to get the iPhone 6 haha. Oh and taking 2 days off work and 1 day off of school
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    Quote Originally Posted by finn5975 View Post
    Prior to walking into the store to get the 6, I will:
    - Run a fresh icloud backup on my 5S
    - Do a full backup of my 5S via iTunes on my Mac
    - Turn off imessage on my 5S

    After walking out of the store with my 6, I will:
    - Restore from my previous iCloud backup
    - Verify that all of my pictures, apps, settings, etc look as they should
    - Make sure that I have enabled siri, find my iphone, keychain, etc
    - Make sure that both imessage and normal sms/mms messages are arriving on my 6
    - Cradle it lovingly in my arms....j/k.....kinda

    Once all looks good, I will restore the 5S to factory settings prior to selling it.
    Turn off Find My iPhone somewhere in there before you sell or trade it. If you're keeping it, never mind.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ledsteplin View Post
    Turn off Find My iPhone somewhere in there before you sell or trade it. If you're keeping it, never mind.


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    Absolutely. I think it is mandotory before doing the full restore though, isn't it?
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    Do you always turn off iMessages when upgrading to a new iPhone. I never have and never had an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zerog46 View Post
    Do you always turn off iMessages when upgrading to a new iPhone. I never have and never had an issue.
    You probably don't have to. I've just gotten in the habit.


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    Gotcha, never had an issue with it so was just asking. Cool thanks.
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    For the phone? No prep needed, that's the beauty of Apple's ecosystem. No pain.

    For my bank? Been saving since January!
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    Going to back up everything to the iCloud, wait for the IT guy (company phone) to come up to my office, run through his painful new phone set up process and old phone turn-in process. Then I am going to go home and fix what the IT guy messed up.
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    Default Re: How are you preparing for the next iPhone?

    I have been prepping my bank account since May

    My camping gear needs to get put together though, gotta be staying the night in style
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    Good part of having the trade up program walk in and walk out .. iCloud backs up every night so no biggie on the phone end so really nothing


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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    Personally, I'm planning on walking in a store, whether it be an Apple Store, local Verizon store, Best Buy, HH Gregg or Walmart, a week or two after launch and buying one. Period...
    I am doing the same. Then plugging into my computer and transferring over everything from my old device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peligro911 View Post
    Good part of having the trade up program walk in and walk out .. iCloud backs up every night so no biggie on the phone end so really nothing


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    I know, I love that! Just restore everything onto your new iPhone and you're good to go
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    Default Re: How are you preparing for the next iPhone?

    Even though I use iCloud for backup. I always restore from a iTunes backup when I can because its much quicker IMO.
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    Transferring all my music and photos to my mac. I have this horrible fear of losing everything when I do the transfer from old iPhone to new iPhone. Cleaning up my iPhone 4 (yep, an old 4) by deleting the things I really don't need (some contacts, apps, etc). I don't want my new beautiful iPhone 6 cluttered by things I don't need!!!! (But will probably get filled up by said apps and things within a few months!!) The wait is killing me!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apple_iOS View Post
    I know, I love that! Just restore everything onto your new iPhone and you're good to go
    Another little detail where Apple knocks it out of the ballpark.
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    I'm waiting for Sept. 9th
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