Are you using your new iPhone as a new phone or from backup?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Appl3FTW, Sep 24, 2017.

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Setup new phone from backup or as new?

  1. Restore from backup

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  2. Set as new

    27 vote(s)
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  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 603

    Appl3FTW

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    #1
    ive always done from backup but I’m pissed because iTunes said I can’t restore from my 7 plus backup .

    Are you guys using backup or set up as a new phone everytime you have a new phone?
     
  2. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    I usuallly start fresh. It's like spring cleaning.
     
  3. thatJohann macrumors 65816

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    I'm using iCloud backup. I was beta testing iOS 11, I hope I'm not bringing over any bugs or logs from that.
     
  4. BillyBobT Suspended

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    Fresh start
     
  5. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    I always like a fresh start, but due to texts that I need for work I always have to restore from back up since there’s no other way to get my text messages back. That’s why really looking forward to the messages being backed up to iCloud.
     
  6. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

    Mlrollin91

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    Fresh start and now that health is finally separate, I won’t lose any data that I care about.
     
  7. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

    Givmeabrek

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    Why can't iTunes restore from the 7 Plus backup? That doesn't sound right.
     
  8. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    #8
    Could be corrupt.
     
  9. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I recommend using iMazing for backing up, instead of relying solely on iTunes. iMazing also offers encrypted backups just like iTunes.
     
  10. boo98 macrumors newbie

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    #10
    If you restore from iCloud backup, does that only bring over the iPhone settings or does it also bring over the settings you have for the individual apps (ie. What's App, etc)?
     
  11. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

    LoveToMacRumors

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    I'm keeping my iPhone 6 on iOS 10, so I won't be able to restore back up on iPhone X
     
  12. puma1552 Suspended

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    always do new. new iphone day is always a tedious day as i sit there with my old phone in my left hand, new one in my right and go through every single setting and mirror them, plus figure out how to set any new features that arent on the old phone. usually takes several hours.
     
  13. Nozuka macrumors 68020

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    usually always new. but i think this time, since it's only been a year and i'm busy around the X launch time, i'll probably restore.
     
  14. edlex macrumors 68000

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    #14
    Yesterday, as soon as my home internet came back, I backed up and updated my 7+ to iOS 11 on iTunes. I then immediately activated my 8+ and restored from backup on iTunes. That’s weird that it wouldn’t let you.
     
  15. Starfyre macrumors 68030

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    Too many texts, don't want to lose them all.
     
  16. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

    Appl3FTW

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    Can you backup from iOS 10.3 iPhone 7 plus backup to the iphone 8 plus with iOS 11? Or did they stop that now? I've always had older backups and I restore it into the new phone with the new iOS and I never have issues.
     
  17. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68020

    ryanwarsaw

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    Had a 7+ 128GB. So will be starting from scratch when I get my 8+ 64GB. Normally I would restore from back up and call it a day. However for $150 I can manually get rid of some of my crap.
     
  18. sdwaltz macrumors 6502a

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    Last year I restored from backup on my iPhone 7, so I decided to start fresh this time. Like others have said, it’s like “spring cleaning”.
     
  19. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    Restore from back up. It sucks with the new itunes update, they got rid of the Apps page and the ringtone. Now that those are no longer available in itunes, I'll have to restore from back up. Sucks that if I had to start fresh I'd have to rearrange all the apps the way I want it.
     
  20. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    #20
    Restore from a iTunes back up from my 7+, encrypted. I was amazed how fast and complete the backup was.

    Ready to go in about 5 minutes.
     
  21. Winterfibre macrumors regular

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  22. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

    Appl3FTW

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    I don't know why this time it's acting up it's usually smooth for me.
     
  23. djdownhill macrumors regular

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  24. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

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    I have been lucky as I have know other who could not use their backup. That is why I use not only the cloud everyday but iTunes once a week.
     
  25. edlex macrumors 68000

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    I didn’t want to take the chance that it would cause problems so I went ahead and updated the 7+ to iOS 11 before setting up the 8+. Ended up being a good thing because it allowed me to use the 7+ for the quick activation thing since they were both on 11.
     

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