1. ekneeiphone's Avatar
    Good morning colleagues:
    I read the iMore article regarding the easiest ways to transfer data from an old iPhone to the new iPhone 7.

    The article indicates that whether you are using iTunes encrypted backup or Icloud, after backing up the old phone, you should remove the OLD SIM card. Before restoring the backup, to the new iPhone 7 the article instructs to place "YOUR SIM card" into the new iPhone 7.

    I am a little confused. Is it saying you take the SIM card from the OLD iPhone model and put it in the new iPhone 7. I have never done that or is it merely saying place the sim card for the NEW iPhone 7 into the iPhone 7. If i
    IF You are supposed to place the SIM from the OLD. iPhone into new iPhone7, what is the reason for that?

    Here is a link to the article for your convenience:
    How to transfer data from your old iPhone to your new iPhone 7 | iMore

    Thank you for your help.
    09-10-2016 09:58 AM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    If you have just the one SIM Card you used in your old iPhone, just take it out after the backup is finished, place it in the new iPhone before you turn it on, connect it to iTunes and follow the instructions from the article
    09-10-2016 10:01 AM
  3. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    Yup! Unless there's a reason to get a new SIM card, you'll need to flip your existing SIM from the old to new phone (or get the store to do it for you.)
    09-10-2016 11:08 AM
  4. Craig's Avatar
    Yup! Unless there's a reason to get a new SIM card, you'll need to flip your existing SIM from the old to new phone (or get the store to do it for you.)
    What if ... the phone I ordered is tied to my wife's # and she is taking my iPhone 6. Should I use the new sim card they sent us, or use the Sim Card from her 5S when setting up my old iPhone 6 for her? For me, I will just use the sim from the 6 for the new 7. Opinion? New sim or 5s sim? Thanks!
    09-10-2016 11:49 AM
  5. Tartarus's Avatar
    If there is a new SIM card, cut the old SIM card and throw it away. New is always better.
    Just don't forget to activate the SIM card thru your carrier first.
    09-10-2016 03:41 PM
  6. Craig's Avatar
    If there is a new SIM card, cut the old SIM card and throw it away. New is always better.
    Just don't forget to activate the SIM card thru your carrier first.
    Thanks, we always just order the "new" phones based on what our plan allows for upgrades. I picked her number, since her SIM card is years old.. even though we have 3-phones off contract. I appreciate your reply, it's exactly what I hoped to hear.
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    09-10-2016 03:45 PM
  7. ekneeiphone's Avatar
    Thank you. So I would use the sim from my 6s plus for the 7plus. Never did it in the past.

    As a follow up should I download and install iOS 10 to the old 6s plus before making the final backup on that old device in prep for restoring the backup on the new iPhone 7 plus?
    Last edited by ekneeiphone; 09-10-2016 at 07:32 PM. Reason: Clarify and follow up question
    09-10-2016 07:23 PM
  8. Craig's Avatar
    Thank you. So I would use the sim from my 6s plus for the 7plus. Never did it in the past.

    As a follow up should I download and install iOS 10 to the old 6s plus before making the final backup on that old device in prep for restoring the backup on the new iPhone 7 plus?
    You can just use the new SIM that comes with the phone. There is no need to update your old 6S to iOS 10 unless you want to use it before your new phone arrives. The new phone will come with iOS 10 installed / clean. Just make sure you have a good backup. Make two.. if you have space. I always make sure I have an iCloud backup and a computer backup (x2)
    09-10-2016 08:12 PM
  9. basboyblair's Avatar
    Just heard the iPhone 7 has a Nano Sim Card... which is different from the iPhone 6s Micro Sim Cards... so what exactly am I to do?
    09-14-2016 05:12 PM
  10. Tartarus's Avatar
    Just heard the iPhone 7 has a Nano Sim Card... which is different from the iPhone 6s Micro Sim Cards... so what exactly am I to do?
    Nothing. Just take your SIM card out of your 6s and put it in the 7.

    iPhones have come with Nano SIM cards since the iPhone 5.
    The iPhone 4s was the last iPhone to have the micro SIM card.
    Craig likes this.
    09-14-2016 05:16 PM

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