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New iPhone 5 usage

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Sep 21, 2012 11:12 AM

I currently have an iPhone 3Gs and I am upgrading to the iPhone 5. I back my phone up to the cloud. How do I get everything from my 3Gs to my 5? Will it automatically do it when I sign into the could on my new phone. I don't want to turn my phone on until I know how to do it.

iPhone 5, iOS 6
  • GabeZs Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
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    Sep 21, 2012 11:54 AM (in response to merechalk)

    When you power on your iphone 5, it will ask for your icloud info.  After that, it will start restoring everything.  Also, you can go to icloud.com and view things such as contacts, notifications, etc.

  • iPhoNettie Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)
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    Sep 21, 2012 11:56 AM (in response to merechalk)

    Hi there.  Before doing anything, make sure you back you 3GS one more time, in your case, to iCloud.   Then, turn your new phone on and follow the steps.   It will give u the option to either restore from iCloud back up or iTunes back up.  You would just choose from iCloud.  And it should take care of the rest.  

  • GabeZs Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
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    Sep 21, 2012 12:01 PM (in response to merechalk)

    For music, you will need to backup with iTunes.  You can transfer all the music from your phone to itunes, and then you can copy it back over.

  • GabeZs Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
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    Sep 21, 2012 12:07 PM (in response to merechalk)

    It won't erase anything from the cloud.  If you want control of what iTunes backs up, change the sync settings and only allow it to backup your music.

  • GabeZs Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
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    Sep 21, 2012 12:10 PM (in response to merechalk)

    I have not received my iphone 5 yet, but I did have the privelege of trying one.  The rattle comes from the iSight camera.  It's perfectly normal and is even present on the 4 and 4s.

  • iPhoNettie Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)
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    Sep 22, 2012 12:59 PM (in response to merechalk)

    My 4s had the issue.   I replaced it once and the replacement had it too.  My ip5 also has it.  I went to Apple to have them check it out and even the floor models have it.  The genius went as far as checking some of the other staff's iPhones (4s / 5) and they had it too.  So, as long as it doesn't get worse or inhibits my use of any of the phone's features, I'll have to deal with it.  

  • CoasterFanFL Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Sep 22, 2012 1:14 PM (in response to iPhoNettie)

    My iPhone4 never rattled.  Did I get a defective one??  LOL 

  • zoo tv Calculating status...
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    Sep 22, 2012 2:01 PM (in response to merechalk)

    My iphone 5 does not rattle at all although my iphone 4 did. So If mine doesn't rattle, they're probably not meant to rattle. If that was normal everyones iphone 5 should rattle.

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