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Sat, Nov 21, 2020 10:37 PM

Receiving a new iPhone 12 Pro Max

Hello. I currently have an iPhone 6s Plus under ATT. If I order an iPhone 12 Pro Max and it is shipped to me, how do I transfer everything to the new phone ? SIM card, account, files, email, apps, contacts, etc... ? I usually buy iPhones at the Apple store (for me and my family), and they do all the transfers for me. I am afraid if I order a new iPhone to be shipped to be, I won't be able to do all the necessary transfers.

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dwill05

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7 days ago

If you’re upgrading an existing line, the new phone will come with a new SIM card already programmed with your number.  It only needs to be activated.

If your existing iphone has a recent IOS version installed, (12.4 or later) you can use the Quick Start feature to transfer all of the information on your old phone to your new phone.  It’s very fast and works well.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210216

Alternately, back up your old phone to iCloud and restore the new phone from the backup of the old phone.  However, the quick start process is faster and easier IMHO.

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