I have had my iPhone 4 since it was still the newest model and it is the first smart phone I've ever used. This means that I have never dealt with upgrading to a new phone, nor had to deal with transferring content and activating a new phone. This is about to change and I could use some advice on it.
Sometime tomorrow, Verizon should be delivering my new iPhone 5s and then the fun begins. First, I would like to know how exactly to transfer all of my data from the old phone. If I do this, will it copy over all of my data? Not just songs, but contacts, documents, all of the BARD library books I have on my current phone, and so on. Also, would getting all of my contents cause any glitches or other issues my current phone might have developed in the operating system? I just wonder if it might be worth the hasle of manually transferring my media and such and if that is the best way to go, can I manually transfer contacts, favorites and other settings and preferrences? I am a complete newb as all of this is concerned and I want to do it right.
Second, does anyone know how difficult the activation is when one is doing it at home? I could always go to the local store, but it isn't in walking distance and I would have to scramble about looking for a ride and then deal with all of the hassle that entails plus dodging attempts to sell me accessories I could get elsewhere at half the price.
I think that covers the basic setup questions, except to request anyone who has any tips or hints on setup that might make things easier or that might improve my experience with the phone please feel free to share. I'll post any other questions about other issues in another thread or threads.