The morning after the old iPhone 6 stopped working, it came on again after Sue had left it plugged in all night. Somehow, it recognized that there had been a problem with the battery and magically put the phone into another mode so that it could function again. For how long this patch would endure, I have no idea, so it was imperative to get the now phone up and running.
Even I could manage this procedure because I have seen it done once before — earlier this year when my phone also gave up the ghost. I am fortunate to have a son-in-law who is a techie, so after watching him do my phone, I was confident that I could do Sue's. At least I was confident after I viewed a YouTube video that refreshed my memory.
All that I had to do was to place the two phones side by side. The new phone recognized the presence of the old phone. Then, I just followed the prompts and everything was ported over, and the new phone looked just like the old one. Pretty much all that was left to do afterward was to move the sim card from the old to the new.
If the old phone hadn't regenerated overnight, I would have had to wait for SiL to do it manually, or even for my daughter to guide me through the procedure as she has upgraded iPhones manually through the older method once or twice.
When that was done, Sue and I wanted to reward ourselves with another coffee run to take selfies with her new pink phone, but in the transition, her iWatch had to do a major update. To accomplish this, Sue had to leave the watch on the charger and also keep the phone near the watch.
Sue settled for taking a few selfies at home.