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Migrating between iOS devices

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Tips Categories: iPad, iPhone, iPod,

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As our iOS devices become more and more powerful, they also end up holding more and more of our information — making it an even bigger pain to move from one to another. Thankfully, there’s a super simple way to make sure your newest device has all the info from your old one. As long as you’ve backed up prior your device to iTunes and your new device is running the same or later version of iOS, you simply plug in your new iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad into your main computer, select your prior device’s backup, and hit restore from backup—after it’s done syncing, you should have all the same preferences, settings, apps, and media as you had on your old device without needing to do a thing. For more information on migrating between iOS devices, see our August 26 Ask iLounge article.

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Note that when you load a prior backup onto your new device it will inherit the name of the device from the backup. So once you load the backup onto your new device, be sure to re-name it so that subsequent backups are identifiable from your other device(s).

Posted by rockmyplimsoul on September 6, 2011 at 2:43 PM (CDT)

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It’s also worth noting that your passwords don’t migrate.  So all of your email accounts will have a blank password that you will have to go back and fill in.

Posted by Pika on September 6, 2011 at 2:44 PM (CDT)

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That’s very true. If we have a new device and we want to move our old data from old to the new one then there are options for that. It’s a easier way to have a new device and to use it comfortably.

Posted by Brian Mayer on September 8, 2011 at 4:38 AM (CDT)

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