Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Afbar1114, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. Afbar1114 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2012
    Are back ups ok to back up everything or should I start fresh on a new phone. I don't want to loose texts tho. Is there a way to back up and not loose that?
  2. MegaBit macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2005
    Delete all Apps, email & accounts, music, photos, etc. but not your texts. Turn off iCloud, Find My iPhone, and other network connected features. Then do a backup and restore to the new iPhone and install everything else from scratch.
  3. Afbar1114 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2012
    Backup to icloud or computer?
  4. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    IMHO it's much ado about noting, leftover habits from desktop OS updates. Yes there's the occasional person who has some bizarre problem, but for most people it's no issue to just do a backup/restore cycle with no special contortions needed.

    As to the icloud vs computer backup question; either will work but computer will likely be faster restore and also gives you more ability to copy the backup to a safe spot just in case.

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