Buying 8+ Setting up via iCloud

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by flwilhe, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. flwilhe macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2015
    I'll be on a multi-city trip for several weeks. I decided to do the store pickup option in the city where I'll be on 9/22. And plan to use my iPhone iCloud backup to setup the new 8+.

    How well does the iCloud restore work? I have a 30gb backup
    Can I choose to setup iMessage & contacts only? Not sync photos

    I would appreciate any feedback
  2. baummer macrumors 6502a

    Jan 18, 2005
    Southern California
    Works great. Can take awhile though.
  3. snowtrooper1966 macrumors regular


    Oct 13, 2011
    Clarksburg, WV
    With a 30GB backup, sounds like you have many thousands of photos native on your current device.
    You could go into your iCloud on your device now and turn off the photos.
    It will give you a pop up that it will remove them, but you have (30-90, can't recall) days to download them before they are permanently deleted.
    As long as your back to a point/place where you want to reinstall them on the device within that window, you are golden....
  4. gurase macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2015
    Restoring from a backup is all or nothing, but you can choose what to backup. Just turn off all the stuff you don't want.
  5. ventmore macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008
    Didn't Apple used to offer a backup/restore in-store, or was that only when exchanging a faulty device through the Genius Bar?

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