Best upgrade procedure non gm

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by jameslavis, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. jameslavis macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2012
    Only done ota updates and never touched ios 7 betas.

    I have ICloud backups and want game saves to get put back

    So should I wipe then install ios 7 update or update then wipe?

    After that setup as new or restore from iCloud?

    I see many people go on different ways. If you setup as new can you add back stuff through iCloud?
  2. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    Best is a matter of opinion. If you are running a beta the common advice is to restore as new then restore from your iCloud backup. No need to wipe if I understand you correctly. Folks report that they upgraded from beta 6 to GM with no issues. I'm too chicken to do that. :)

    I'd also recommend making an iTunes backup because I'm a nervous guy and it's faster to restore from.
  3. !GS51! macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2013
    In my opinion OTA or restore will yield the same results unless you have some glitches on the previous os, they will carry on to the new update if you OTA. If not i always OTA.
    If you want you can restore the device and restore from icloud backup and if you have documents and data set to on you will get everything back
  4. jameslavis thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2012
    Ya guys I never touched the betas or the gm. For droid I always wiped then upgraded. So I would update then wipe then selectively restore. This is a major update so I figure its a good idea to clean things up. Would you wipe before the update or update then wipe?
  5. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Sep 4, 2011
    Doesn't really matter, depends on what you want to do. You'll get essentially the same result in the end.
  6. jameslavis thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2012
    If you go new device and manually install apps and then sign in to iCloud will it restore data or saves?
  7. bbfc macrumors 68040


    Oct 22, 2011
    Newcastle, England.
    No. You will have to restore from a backup.
  8. jameslavis thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2012
    So this may sound stupid but how is an overtop install of 7 (no betas) over 6 different then a install 7 wipe thenicloud restore? Aren't you just putting the same old things on that would have been there if you hadn't wiped?
  9. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    op it's simple just updated using an old ios6 back up so you don't lose anything. If you find it to be buggy or not running to optimal standards then restore as new and start fresh. Only time I wouldn't restore from back up is if it's a back up from a beta which I have. Other than that no really reason for a clean install unless problems accur from a previous backup.

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