1. KingBuick's Avatar
    Hello everyone. Is it possible to restore from an iCloud backup on a new iPhone that is already being used by the same account?

    The reason I'm asking is that I'm hoping to buy the 6 Plus on AT&T and keep my Verizon 5s. When I'd set up the 6 Plus I'd restore from an iCloud backup that my 5s has. Is this possible?

    If it isn't then I'd get the Note 4 on AT&T instead.
    01-06-2015 08:54 PM
  2. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Absolutely.
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    01-06-2015 08:55 PM
  3. KingBuick's Avatar
    Absolutely.
    Are you sure? I don't want my settings, accounts, notifications, etc. to be different on the 6 Plus.
    01-06-2015 09:33 PM
  4. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Are you sure? I don't want my settings, accounts, notifications, etc. to be different on the 6 Plus.
    It will work just fine. I'll PayPal you $5,000 if a backup of a 5S doesn't restore on a 6 Plus. I did the exact same thing when I got my 6 Plus.
    01-07-2015 12:45 AM
  5. KingBuick's Avatar
    It will work just fine. I'll PayPal you $5,000 if a backup of a 5S doesn't restore on a 6 Plus. I did the exact same thing when I got my 6 Plus.
    The only thing that'd change would be a new phone number that I'd get with the AT&T phone. Everything else should carry over from the 5s.
    01-13-2015 10:37 AM
  6. kch50428's Avatar
    The only thing that'd change would be a new phone number that I'd get with the AT&T phone. Everything else should carry over from the 5s.
    The new phone number would be established in the phone before the restore process...and the restore process can't change the phone number.
    01-13-2015 10:42 AM
  7. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    All it will do is add that new phone number to your iMessage Send & Receive list.
    01-13-2015 12:47 PM
  8. KingBuick's Avatar
    The new phone number would be established in the phone before the restore process...and the restore process can't change the phone number.
    I see. So what you're saying is that the restore process makes the new phone the same as the old phone except that the numbers would change?
    01-13-2015 01:03 PM
  9. KingBuick's Avatar
    All it will do is add that new phone number to your iMessage Send & Receive list.
    How would I do that? I only see in the message send and receive list settings the option to add an email address. If this works, does this mean that I won't have to go around telling all my contacts that my number has changed?
    01-13-2015 01:04 PM
  10. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    How would I do that? I only see in the message send and receive list settings the option to add an email address. If this works, does this mean that I won't have to go around telling all my contacts that my number has changed?
    Toggle iMessage on and off and wait until "Waiting For Activation" is gone from under that toggle. You'll see that it will now show your new phone number and your old number as an option.

    Note: When you toggle iMessage on and off, let it activate over cellular and not Wifi. For some reason it seems to activate faster.

    Also, if you want your contacts to just continue to message you to your old number then just simply keep it check marked under "Send & Receive" and you won't have to mention anything to them.
    01-13-2015 01:06 PM
  11. KingBuick's Avatar
    Toggle iMessage on and off and wait until "Waiting For Activation" is gone from under that toggle. You'll see that it will now show your new phone number and your old number as an option.

    Note: When you toggle iMessage on and off, let it activate over cellular and not Wifi. For some reason it seems to activate faster.

    Also, if you want your contacts to just continue to message you to your old number then just simply keep it check marked under "Send & Receive" and you won't have to mention anything to them.
    Thank you. I'll try this out when I get the AT&T 6 Plus.

    After I set up my new phone I'm planning on selling my 5s on Craigslist and pay the ETF to Verizon. Would this mean that my old number would disappear even if I have the new number set up for send and receive?
    01-13-2015 01:48 PM
  12. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    You need to deregister your old number while it's still activated.

    https://selfsolve.apple.com/deregister-imessage

    Use that tool that Apple provides because it will require receiving an SMS message to that old number in order to deregister. If you don't want people to iMessage you to your old phone number anymore and want to give out your new phone number, you might as well just deregister the old one once you get your 6 Plus.
    01-13-2015 02:02 PM
  13. KingBuick's Avatar
    You need to deregister your old number while it's still activated.

    https://selfsolve.apple.com/deregister-imessage

    Use that tool that Apple provides because it will require receiving an SMS message to that old number in order to deregister. If you don't want people to iMessage you to your old phone number anymore and want to give out your new phone number, you might as well just deregister the old one once you get your 6 Plus.
    Great! Thank you for this information.
    01-13-2015 03:27 PM
  14. KingBuick's Avatar
    Also, is there a way that I can transfer my current number to AT&T and still keep the 5s so that I can sell it on Craigslist when the information on the 5s is erased and set up as new? I'll be buying the phone at an Apple Retail Store so I hope that they can transfer my current number and keep the 5s so that I can sell it.
    01-13-2015 03:36 PM
  15. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Also, is there a way that I can transfer my current number to AT&T and still keep the 5s so that I can sell it on Craigslist when the information on the 5s is erased and set up as new? I'll be buying the phone at an Apple Retail Store so I hope that they can transfer my current number and keep the 5s so that I can sell it.
    Yes, when you open an account with AT&T you'll have the option to port your current phone number from Verizon. That way you won't have to worry about any of the iMessage chores.
    01-13-2015 03:43 PM
  16. KingBuick's Avatar
    Yes, when you open an account with AT&T you'll have the option to port your current phone number from Verizon. That way you won't have to worry about any of the iMessage chores.
    That sounds good. That way I can still sell the 5s on Craigslist after I've bought the AT&T 6 Plus, right? That is: there won't be any settings changes on the 6 Plus or penalties from VZW right away? I'll still be able to pay the ETF; they'll put it on my next Bill.
    01-13-2015 03:56 PM
  17. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    That sounds good. That way I can still sell the 5s on Craigslist after I've bought the AT&T 6 Plus, right? That is: there won't be any settings changes on the 6 Plus or penalties from VZW right away? I'll still be able to pay the ETF; they'll put it on my next Bill.
    Yeah. Once your number ports to AT&T that will automatically terminate service with Verizon. So you'll see the ETF on the next bill.
    01-13-2015 03:59 PM

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