If you recently purchased a new iPhone or received one as a gift, this is the guide for you. These steps will help make your transition to the new device easy.
Preparing Your iPhone
So easy, in fact, that I saw a notification on my iPhone earlier that walks me through the steps when I preordered a new iPhone.
- It makes sure your apps are properly backing up to iCloud
- It notifies you that you can quickly transfer your data to the new iPhone
- Reminds you to trade-in or recycle your current iPhone. You can trade-in directly with Apple when you preorder, use a third-party service, or sell it yourself on eBay or another platform
Starting with iOS 15, existing iPhone users can temporarily back up data to iCloud, even without a subscription, to transfer their data to a new iPhone. Apple will make sure you have the temporary iCloud storage space you need for your data.
You’ll also want to make sure you have two-factor authentication enabled on your Apple ID. This is required to use certain features across Apple’s platforms, and of course adds an extra layer of security on your account.