Keeping The Memories Alive: How To Transition To A New iPhone
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Sr. Product Marketing | Davin is an expert on mobile product storage and security. He joined SanDisk after working at Cisco. He studied electrical engineering and communications at Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo, so he can actually explain clearly how your mobile devices work. Davin’s personal interests include animal welfare and the environment.

A new wave of Apple devices has arrived. On March 31st Cupertino started shipping the iPhone SE and the iPad Pro to consumers taking their mobile game to the next level. Under the hood, the new iPhone SE looks pretty much like the iPhone 6S but Apple has heard people’s cries for smaller phones and dropped the screen into the four-inch range. The new iPad targets business pros also looking to trim some inches off the tablet in their bags.

But with great devices comes great responsibilities –– to your data. Here are five tips for moving to that new mobile devices seamlessly while skirting disasters.

  • Backup your old phone’s data to iCloud, your laptop and a remote storage device before transferring. You know the horror stories. Be sure you’ve got a backstop for those photos should something get weird when making the transfer.
  • Use iTunes to transfer your data, not iCloud. It’s still faster to port the data via USB cables, rather than to the cloud and back.
  • If you are making the jump from Android to Apple, download the Move to iOS app. This will streamline the transfer, though you’ll still need a computer that runs iTunes.
  • Donate that old phone. Apple will recycle the mobile device or you can search around for the groups that provide mobile devices to in-need people, like returning soldiers or survivors of domestic violence.
  • But! Be sure your old phone is wiped. You should have enough backups that your data is safe. Even if we don’t donate the phone, we usually throw them in a drawer and then toss them to a friend when they need a quick replacement a year later. You probably don’t want them seeing every picture or the ABBA play count.

Most upgrades go seamlessly. But should the Digital Gods frown, be sure you’re keeping that data safe. Mobile storage like the iXpand Flash Drive will have your back, letting you get that next Apple device up and running in no time.


The iXpand Flash Drive is available at Amazon.

Photo credit: Stephanie Heald



About the Author

Sr. Product Marketing | Davin is an expert on mobile product storage and security. He joined SanDisk after working at Cisco. He studied electrical engineering and communications at Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo, so he can actually explain clearly how your mobile devices work. Davin’s personal interests include animal welfare and the environment.



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