Any DISADVANTAGES of restoring from backup?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by msmith2112, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. msmith2112 macrumors 6502

    msmith2112

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    I've got to exchange my iPhone today and will be receiving a new unit. I'm trying to decide whether to restore the new unit using the backup of my old one in iTunes or just treat it like a brand new iPhone and start from scratch.

    I like the idea of having a "clean" start, but I don't know if this is particularly necessary?

    Are there any disadvantages of using the backup utility built into iTunes for the iPhone?

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Nipz macrumors 65816

    Nipz

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    Personally id just restore the phone :)

    Edit: i mean restore from back up!
     
  3. macDonalds macrumors 6502

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    I recently had to replace my iPhone and did a restore from itunes. No problems here.
     
  4. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

    SFStateStudent

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    Well...

    I had a software glitch with my 1st returned iPhone, and the genius said that I should not do a restore from the old iPhone backup, for fear that I would develop the same software glitch. :cool:
     
  5. msmith2112 thread starter macrumors 6502

    msmith2112

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    Yeah, SFSS, that's exactly what I want to prevent.

    I don't mind re-entering info, etc...so I'll prob just treat it as a new iPhone.
     
  6. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    There is a way to transfer your contacts and iCal...

    without re-entering all your information. I had over 300 phone numbers and email addresses when my iPhone went down, but getting the data to my new iPhone was not a problem. :cool:
     
  7. msmith2112 thread starter macrumors 6502

    msmith2112

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    Oh, i'll sync all of my calendar, contacts, etc. using iTunes.

    But, I'll still have to reset all of the settings on the iPhone back to how I had them, re-add Webclips, etc.
     
  8. billmister macrumors 6502

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    what if you had a jailbroken phone, restored it to original and get a new one?...

    If you restore does that restore all your icons and stuff without the jailbroken? Or restores it with info from the jailbroken past iphone?
     

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