4S to 5S - restore from backup of 4S

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sflomenb, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. sflomenb macrumors 6502a

    sflomenb

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    I plan to get the next iPhone 5S (or whatever it will be called) this fall. I have the iPhone 4S. I have a few questions:

    1. Is it safe to restore from a backup or should I set it up as new? I'd prefer to restore it from a backup.
    2. Does it matter if I restore it from an iTunes backup or an iCloud backup? I assume it would be much faster through iTunes. I'm going to be in college this fall, and I have no idea what the speed of the internet connection will be.
     
  2. zmagik macrumors regular

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    1. Restore from backup can sometimes eat battery after you have restored from backup

    2. I like iTunes backup cause its faster
     
  3. sflomenb thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sflomenb

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    How? Why would that happen?
     
  4. zmagik macrumors regular

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    From what I've read some experience this, some don't
     
  5. lordofthereef macrumors G5

    lordofthereef

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    I always recommend just starting fresh with a new phone because some have reported battery issues, but there are people that could care less. At the end of the day, you can always restore from backup and if you are displeased with it, restore to new and start fresh. All you lose is maybe an hour (or slightly more depending on the amount of data you are potentially restoring). It is always faster to restore from an iTunes backup, though I have done it with iCloud and just let it sit for a couple of hours as well.
     
  6. zmagik macrumors regular

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    Yes this aswell
     
  7. sviato macrumors 68020

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    is there a way to restore just contacts and texts and start over with everything else to try to minimize the issue?
     
  8. zmagik macrumors regular

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    I think there is apps that do that
     

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