will my iphone 4 info upgrade to the iphone 5?

4 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Yes, you can copy all your information from the iPhone 4 to your new iPhone 5.

    The easiest way is backup/restore in iCloud.
    To set up iCloud follow the above steps.

    (1) First, on the iPhone 4 :

    iCloud automatically backs up the most important data on your device using iOS 5 or later. After you have enabled Backup on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch in Settings > iCloud > Backup & Storage, it will run on a daily basis as long as your device is:

    Connected to the Internet over Wi-Fi
    Connected to a power source
    Screen locked
    You can also back up manually whenever your device is connected to the Internet over Wi-Fi by choosing Back Up Now from Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup.

    (2) Second, on the iPhone 5 :

    When you go through Setup Assistant on a new device using iOS 5 or later, choose "Restore from iCloud Backup" and enter your iCloud account and password. You will see the three most recent backups for each of the devices on which you enabled Backup. Choose from which backup to restore.

    If the home screen icons appear on your device and you wish to restore from an iCloud backup, erase your device (by going to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings). When prompted to set up as new or to restore from previous backup, select Restore from iCloud Backup. Enter your AppleID and password when prompted.

    • Answered by Cosmin T
    • 18/12/2013
  • Yes. Just create a back up to iTunes and or iCloud. Then when setting up the iPhone 5 follow the promps to use your back up. All your saved info and settings will upload onto the iPhone 5

    • Answered by Lee C
    • 15/12/2013
  • Hi,

    What about the apps compatibility? For instance, i intend to switch from 4 to 5s which means ios 7 to ios 8. Still need to follow the same instructions or is there any extra step somewhere in the middle?

    Thank you in advanced for the answer.


    • Answered by Halil Utku Y
    • 19/02/2015
  • Yes

    • Answered by Marquasha B from Akron
    • 3/02/2015