- Oct 12, 2011
Any thoughts about whether it's better to set the iphone as new or just back up and restore?
This. Used to always set up as new but recently, out of convenience and laziness? (haha), restored from a backup. It worked fine. On the iOS 8 beta, I had to revert back to iOS7 (set as new) for a bit and then back up to iOS8 (restored from iOS7 backup). All went well. Everything runs as expected.back up and restore since I want to get back my app data.
Interesting. I wonder if others who set up as new can chime in on this. I have never experienced this but I'd love to be wrong here.Weird...last time I setup as new I believe all my iMessages came up. Either way though, New Phone is always better in my opinion.
No I setup as new, when I received my last 5s (replacement via ACare+), but I am probably just remembering wrong.Interesting. I wonder if others who set up as new can chime in on this. I have never experienced this but I'd love to be wrong here.
You're sure you didn't restore an iCloud backup?
I just don't get why you won't restore from back up, isn't that one of the reasons to back it up? If you're going to restore as new, why bother backing it up?I guess if one can't just "let go," a restore may be in order.
I guess the biggest issue may be text and camera roll.
Yea, I always have. Even when I got my replacement two months ago. But as I looked through my phone, I saw allll those apps that I just don't use anymore and would rather download as I need. Non-the-less, I restore as I feel better using that route.I just don't get why you won't restore from back up, isn't that one of the reasons to back it up? If you're going to restore as new, why bother backing it up?
cornerexit - Thanks so much. Here's my question about your advice: After you've backed up your old phone thru iTunes, when you get your new phone, do you plug that new phone into iTunes and set it up as "New" or do you do it wirelessly, or does it not matter which way you do so?A few days before I'll plug the phone into iTunes and do a backup. New phone, it copies everything over when I select it as my new phone.