Backup From the Cloud only?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by 700-Grizz, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. 700-Grizz macrumors 6502


    Sep 9, 2010
    I got a new MAC laptop and have had my 4S--everything is backed up to Icloud on my phone, Apps/notes/contacts/pictures ect...

    Now I have NOT backed up my phone on the MAC yet nor do I really want too.

    Here is what I want to do--restore my 4S because its been flaky a little from Itunes and set up as New phone, then restore backup from Icloud!! Has anyone done that exact thing--seems like I should get everything back on my phone dont you think?
  2. jackrv macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2011

    When you reset/setup a new IOS5 iPhone, one of the very first screens asks you if you want to restore from iCloud, Backup, or set up as a new phone. Select restore from iCloud.

    EDIT: I may have misread your post. It seems as if you want to set up as new and THEN restore. I am not sure of that. A restore is an all or nothing deal AFAIK. I've restored my iPhone from iCloud twice without incident, both after resetting it. Not while live.

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