By Derek Walter,

Roman Loyola

The wait is finally over: Your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus is in your clutches. Woohoo! Sure, you’re probably eager to download some cool games or test out that new 3D Touch interface, but before you go crazy, there are a few housekeeping details you should tend to first.

1. Back up your old phone

Backups are never fun, but they’re essential to avert disaster down the road—plus, you’ll need a recent backup if you want your new iPhone to behave like, well, a better version of your old iPhone. While you can back up your iPhone via iCloud or iTunes, we prefer the iTunes method since it’s a little faster. Tether your iPhone to your Mac with the appropriate USB cable and launch iTunes, then select your iPhone, and under Backups, choose This Computer.

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