After upgrading to a new iPhone from your old iPhone, it is necessary to reconfigure some of the setups. There are lots of iPhone apps even though it seems like having cloned over successfully yet it might require additional setup. It can be quite time-consuming as most of them we will not realize it until we use it.

Today, I will be sharing some of the apps that required re-configuration based on my recent personal experience and hopefully, you will find it useful and also save you some time.

Wallet & Apple Pay

To activate apple pay using your payment cards, you might need to re-enter the OTP during the new phone’s initial setup. If you missed this part, I dont think able to re-trigger OTP again to activate but you can simply remove & re-add the card back to your apple pay.

Bluetooth Devices like Airpod

I remember I will need to connect Bluetooth devices like Airpod again when I wanted to listen on my Spotify. So you can test and set up Connect Bluetooth again after you switched over to the new phone.


Authenticator mobile apps are designed to provide an extra layer of security for users when accessing their accounts online. These apps use two-factor authentication (2FA) by generating a unique code to verify the user’s identity.

The code is sent to the user’s mobile device, which they must enter before they can access their account. This extra security feature helps protect users from potential online threats, such as hackers and phishers.

For my case, I am using Google Authenticator and there are accounts (work & personal) are using this Authenticator app. Previously, I did re-setup 2FA everything again for all my accounts but this time round I did an export from my old iPhone then import all these accounts to my new iPhone.

Banking Apps

Banking Apps with those digital token have to re-setup again. Some of the banking apps will help to auto enrol again but one banking apps so far will need to re-install and setup again.

Another one will be username, for example Amex app actually autosaved my username for ibanking in my old iPhone. When I switched to a new phone but was unable to recall the username hence required to do another round of forgetting the username.

Email Account Password

Some of the email accounts will prompt you to re-enter your password again. If you have an important email account, it will be better if you can confirm whether you still remember the email account’s password on hand else you do reset your password again.

Wrapping Up

To conclude, I have just listed all the apps that required additional configuration after you cloned over to the new iPhone. This is based on my recent personal experience and will update the list again if I have new findings.

In the meantime, feel free to comment or let me know if you have a different experience with other apps with require additional setup after upgrading to a new iPhone! Thanks!

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