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    I gave my wife an iphone 6sPlus for Christmas. She didn't like it and insisted I give her my 6 and take the 6sPlus. Finally, i agreed. I just backed up her old iphone 5s to icloud and now i want to download it to my old iphone 6, but can't figure out how to start the restore process and change the name in the the 6 from my name to my wife's name. Can you help?
    01-04-2016 09:10 PM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore! Start by going to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. Once the process is complete you'll sign in using her Apple ID and password and you'll be given the option to restore from an iCloud backup.
    This should help: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204686
    01-04-2016 09:25 PM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Be sure you toggle off Find My iPhone and iMessage on the phone you give your Wife.
    01-04-2016 09:38 PM
  4. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Be sure you toggle off Find My iPhone and iMessage on the phone you give your Wife.
    I don't think that the phone will allow the user to erase it without first turning off Find My iPhone.
    01-05-2016 01:39 AM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I don't think that the phone will allow the user to erase it without first turning off Find My iPhone.
    If so, it's a new feature I wasn't aware of. A lot of people have messed up by not doing so. Hope you're right.
    01-05-2016 01:47 AM
  6. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    If so, it's a new feature I wasn't aware of. A lot of people have messed up by not doing so. Hope you're right.
    Now you have me second guessing that. I was almost sure it prompts for Find My iPhone to be turned off first. Best practice is to turn Find My iPhone off first anyway.
    Come to think of it, I believe the user is prompted for his/her password if Find My iPhone is turned on as a security measure, but I don't think it actually deactivates the feature.
    01-05-2016 01:55 AM

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