Apple upgraded the fantastic iPhone X to the Xs and a less expensive version Xr. The most notable improvement for the Xs is the camera which is mind-boggling considering what expensive lenses and skills it took to take such hi quality images. Of course, there is a long list of improvements with regards to screen resolution, processor speed, battery life, and many other improvements. Visit the Apple iPhone website to learn more about all the improvement. Better yet watch the keynote on your computer or Apple TV with the Apple events app.
There are 3 ways to migrate to a new iPhone:
- Sign in with your Apple ID and restore from the iCloud back-up
- Use iTunes to create a complete back-up of your current iPhone and load it into your new iPhone
- Sign in with your Apple, don’t restore and start clean
The iCloud back-up is the most convenient that works very well if you are also using iCloud for your pictures. If you aren’t and don’t want to lose your pictures its best to create the complete backup via iTunes, besides, I also highly recommend copying the images to your Mac. In the end, I think using iCloud photos to store and sync your precious images is the best solution. Lastly, there is the clean start witch is my preferred method, only installing the most needed apps and add new ones as needed.
Passwords and settings
iCloud Keychain is the stores most of the passwords and essential settings. If you back-up trough iTunes, check the encrypt backup option only then the passwords and other settings are backed up making the complete restore much easier.
Apple iPhone upgrade plan
Don’t get locked into a contract with the cell phone company! This upgrade plan allows you to get a new iPhone every year without penalties! There is also the option to purchase the unlocked version of the iPhone so you can switch cell phone carriers as you please.
We have switched to their senior plan (55+) and have no significant complaints. An especially considering the savings now we only pay $70 per month for two lines with unlimited everything and low cost for international traveling.
Check out the new iPhones they genuinely have become very powerful computers in pocket format. Together with the Apple Watch, we have the Star Trek communicator’s as envisioned in science fiction movies.
Contact me if you need assistance making a decision or need help moving to your new iPhone.
Smiles across the wires,