Backup/restore to different iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by MrMister111, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. MrMister111 macrumors 68000

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    I've just got a different iPhone from my current iPhone. I do backups to iCloud all fine.

    I came to do the restore on the new iPhone, restored from iCloud, restarted etc all fine, except I ran out of time to get ask the apps so stopped.

    Would it be better, and quicker, to do a backup on iTunes if my original iPhone, then do a restore from the backup with new iPhone on iTunes. Then once all done, do a iCloud backup on the new one...

    What do others do when they swap iPhones/get new iPhones with having iPhones beforehand.

    Thanks
     
  2. InAustralia macrumors 6502

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    Yes.

    That's exactly what I do. I always restore from my iTunes backup. It's significantly faster than restoring from iCloud as you don't need to redownload information over the internet.

    I have automatic iCloud backups going (but I really use my iCloud backup as the backup of my backup!).

    Once you try to backup your new iPhone using iCloud, you will find that you now have two iCloud backups (one for your old iPhone and one for your new iPhone). Depending on how much iCloud storage you have, you may need to delete the iCloud backup of your old iPhone first though.
     
  3. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok thanks. So do you just run an iTunes backup when you need as can't seem to have iCloud and iTunes on in the iTunes app.
     
  4. InAustralia macrumors 6502

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    You can have iTunes and iCloud backups run at the same time.

    On your device, or in iTunes, select Automatically Back Up and choose iCloud. By default, your backups will now occur in iCloud. When you want to take a backup to your Mac, just click the Back Up Now button (underneath the Manually Back Up and Restore heading) and a backup will be created on your Mac. You don't even need to plug your iPhone into your computer as the backup can occur over WiFi.

    I just periodically perform the iTunes backup. You can tell when the backup was last performed simply by looking at iTunes.

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    By the way, select Encrypt Local Backup - This will mean that you can keep all your Health Data, don't have to re-enter passwords etc when you restore your backup to your new iPhone. If you don't choose the Encrypt Local Backup option you will have to re-enter all your passwords and all health related information (if you have an Apple Watch) will not be restored.
     

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