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Mark12345

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Hello everyone. I am new to the iPhone forum. Here is my problem. My son dropped his iPhone 4S and it will not connect to the wifi. We bought a new iPhone 4S (we had insurance) but I can't back up his music, apps, etc., to the iCloud because it requires wifi access so I can't migrate it to the new phone. Any suggestions on how I can do this when his old phone won't connect to the wifi? I'm not skilled enough to repair the antenna myself. Thanks.
 

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Welcome to iPhoneForums, I'm Jon.

Back it up to a computer instead. Plug the phone into a computer, log in with the Apple ID that's on his phone, and perform a backup in the profile of your device. For the option of "Backup to:" change it from iCloud to My Computer. Once the phone's replaced, plug it into the same computer, and restore that backup.

Backing up to a computer is often times faster since you're doing it via hardwire, so your transfer speeds are consistent, and if there's a lot of data on his phone, it can take ages to backup to iCloud if your speeds aren't that great
 
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