What steps should I take before switching to a new phone?

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What steps should I take before switching to a new phone?
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If you are moving from a basic cellular phone to a smartphone, there is nothing you need to do beforehand.  However, if you are moving from an old smartphone into a new one, there are two things you will need to do to make it a smooth transition: Make sure you have completed a backup recently and have your Apple ID or Gmail username and password ready.