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HT4436 I just purchased an iPhone 5. I was using an iPhone 4s. Does icloud copy all apps and stuff onto my new phone. Ive had the new phone for 4 days and nothing has happened yet. What am I missing?
Currently Being ModeratedHT4436 Re: I just purchased an iPhone 5. I was using an iPhone 4s. Does icloud copy all apps and stuff onto my new phone. Ive had the new phone for 4 days and nothing has happened yet. What am I missing?Mar 15, 2013 2:01 PM (in response to dnorsby)
You have to restore the iCloud backup of your 4S. This will transfer the data and settings from the backup, then redownload your purchased apps from the app store, assuming they are all still available. Your iPhone 5 must also be running the same or higher version of iOS as your 4S. If not, first update your iPhone 5.
Restoring to an iCloud backup has to be done in the initial device setup process. If you have any newer data on your phone now that is not in the backup that you want to save you'll need to do that first. When you're done, go to Settings>General>Reset and tap Erase All Content and Settings. Then go through the setup screens on your phone and when given the option, choose Restore from iCloud Backup. Be sure it is connected to wifi and your charger as this will take some time to finish.