Any cons to restoring from previous iPhone backup?

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  1. JButtonMCL macrumors member

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    I have a brand new iPhone 6S+ and I want my pictures, applications and messages transferred over to the new iPhone but I think I've read somewhere that it's always better to "Set Up as New iPhone" instead.

    So I'm wondering, are there any cons into setting up the new iPhone by restoring from previous backup?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Beards macrumors 6502

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    If you want to reinstall everything as in make a clone of your present iPhone, make sure you use iTunes and tick the box marked Encrypted.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    Agree with the above poster.

    Unless you are having trouble with you existing device, restore is quick and easy.
     
  4. JButtonMCL thread starter macrumors member

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    Noob question but Why would I need to tick the box encrypted?

    Thanks.
     
  5. James6s macrumors regular

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    I've always restored new iPhones from previous back-ups and never had a problem.
     
  6. Beards macrumors 6502

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    As I said Encrypted has the ability to take EVERYTHING from your previous device including passwords and all. As such it is encrypted not just by name but does just that.
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    It is really important if you are an Apple Watch user as without encrypted checked, none of your health data will be moved in the restore. It is all about protecting privacy.
     
  8. JButtonMCL thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh Ok! That makes sense. Didn't know that. Thanks!
     
  9. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    I don't set up as new and restore from backup every time. No problems at all. The encrypted iTunes backup option is the only way that health data will be carried to new phone. (iCloud backup is encrypted anyway)
     

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