After carefully removing the new iPhone X from its packaging, Apple offers three ways to configure the device. If you want to leave the past behind and start over, you can set iPhone X as a new phone without restoring your old settings.
But if you have lots of apps, photos, music or other files you want to switch from your old phone to the new one, you can restore it from a backup you’ve stored in the cloud or within iTunes. We’ll show you how to do it in both ways.
How to configure iPhone X with iTunes or iCloud
Restore from iTunes backup
After turning on your new iPhone and selecting the language and country, you will be prompted to restore your iPhone from a backup, configure the device as a new iPhone, or move data from an Android device.
In this case, you will need to select Restore from iTunes Backup.
1. Connect your new iPhone to your computer using the supplied Lightning-to-USB cable. (If you have a MacBook with USB-C ports only, you will need to purchase a Lightning-USB-C cable).
2. Open iTunes if it does not open automatically. iTunes will ask if you want to allow your computer to access information on your iPhone at the same time your iPhone will ask you if you trust this computer. Tap “Trust” on your iPhone and click “Continue” on your computer.
3. iTunes will greet you. Click “Continue”, then “Start”.
4. Select your iPhone X in the device list on the left panel. Click on the “iPhone Summary” tab, which will inform you about your device and provide you with information about your backups.
5. Select “Restore backup”. If you have multiple device backups, you will be able to tell which one is the most recent thanks to a date and time stamp.
6. After restoring the backup, synchronize the phone with the computer. Then expel the device.
Restore from iCloud Backup
Once again, when you turn on your new iPhone and select your language and country, you will be prompted to restore your iPhone from a backup, configure the device as a new iPhone, or move data from an Android device. This time, we are selecting “Restore from iCloud Backup”.
1. Enter your Apple ID and password.
2. If you have activated two-factor authentication, you will receive a warning on another device with iOS 10 or later or macOS Sierra or later with a code to be inserted on your new iPhone, then enter that code.
3. Accept the terms and conditions.
4. Choose an iCloud backup. You can determine which backup is most recent based on date and time stamp.
5. After selecting a backup, choose whether you want to configure the settings of the old iPhone or customize them on the new phone.
6. Your iPhone X will be restored from your iCloud backup. The process may take some time, so be patient.
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