Removing old files after updating
But now, between i Cloud, larger device capacity sizes, and i Tunes encryption options, there are certainly ways to turn a simple process into a day-long ordeal.
This quick How-To guide is designed to save you a wasted day by helping you select the best options in i Tunes and get most of the work done ahead of time.
Choose “restore from this backup,” select your latest backup file, and let i Tunes work its magic.
After placing your personal data and settings on the i Phone, i Tunes will restart it and then begin to restore all of your apps and media files one by one.
This double backup process guarantees that everything on your old i Phone is sitting on your computer, waiting for your new device to arrive.
Step 2: Keep Using Or Properly Wipe Your Old i Phone Once your old i Phone has been backed up as discussed above, you’re ready to either wipe it clean for resale or keep using it until your new phone arrives.
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No matter how long this one-time sync takes, the process will be faster than with i Cloud.
Relatively few things will need to be set up directly on the i Phone if you chose an encrypted backup.