Restoring from iPod to iPhone

iOS & iPadOS

I'm going to get an iPhone 6 to replace my tired iPod 4.

Can I restore a backup from my iPod to my new iPhone and thereby transfer things like email accounts, WiFi passwords, and Facebook and Twitter accounts? I'm looking forward to the iPhone, but dreading the set up process.

I'm not interested in restoring any apps as I would want to selectively install things, and of course most things have been updated beyond my current iOS 6. If apps are installed with a restore, I can deal with that if it means I don't have to do all the other stuff.



Submitted by J.P. on Monday, October 6, 2014

If you setup through icloud, your ipod will be an option to restore from
If you choose to setup from computer, just select your ipod from list.
After setup complete. You will need to rename in about section of phone. Because it will have same name as ipod.
It is important to rename if you use icloud. You want to make sure you have 2 seperate backups if you restore in future. One for phone and one for ipod.

Submitted by DPinWI on Monday, October 6, 2014

In reply to by J.P.

Thanks for the reply.

This is good news. I don't remember many of the passwords I use, and i don't relish having to change them on all my devices.

I got the phone and when I connected it to iTunes, I told it to restore from a recent iPod backup.

All my apps and settings were transferred. But, it didn't work as a phone. It didn't ring for incoming calls, and had no Phone app.

I did a full reset and set it up as new. I had to deal with the installing stuff and setting up passwords, but at least bit's a phone. Ha.

I love it so far. I wish it was the size of my little Touch, but I'll get used to it.

Submitted by J.P. on Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thats wierd. Ive done that a few times. I dont know what happened for you.

Submitted by DPinWI on Thursday, October 9, 2014

I was really just being lazy by wanting to restore. I had my Touch set up and was very comfortable with it. The way it worked out, it made me reevaluate what apps I have on the phone, and how I arrange things. Working with the new device in order to get it how I wanted forced me to get more used to the bigger screen, and the operating system changes. Those are both good things.