Correct way to "clean setup" iOS 7

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by thedeejay, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. thedeejay macrumors 65816

    thedeejay

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    With the launch of iOS 7 next week, what would you guys say would be the "best and correct" way to setup iOS 7. People say setup as new so would that mean I would lose all data except what's synced on iCloud. How does restoring from an iOS 6 backup on iOS 7 compare to a "clean" start.

    Cheers
    Deejay
     
  2. joshforman macrumors regular

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    Your iCloud backup should have just about everything in there so you really should lose anything if you just updated and then try to restore, although I don't know if you can restore a back up from one version to another version.

    However I just use something called iBackupBot to restore stuff from one backup profile to the new one that's created. Gives me a chance to start clean, putting less apps on the phone and just getting rid of clutter
     
  3. pixelwix macrumors member

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    i backup bot doesn't seem to work with iOS 7 when it comes to text messages and camera roll i've tried and i keep getting db errors
     
  4. coolio93 macrumors 6502

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  5. joshforman macrumors regular

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    That may not be iOS 7 specific. Sometimes I try to do a clean install the device just to clean it out and I find I can't restore the messages with Eric with errors that it's a comparable wrong version or something. I forget what I saw, but I'm guessing there will be an issue if you're restoring messages database that's from a different version( iOS 6.x) that you're restoring ( iOS 7)
     
  6. PNutts macrumors 601

    PNutts

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    Howdy! There is no best way. You can set up as a new phone and start bare, restore from an iTunes or iCloud backup, or update. What's best depends on how you want to do it.

    Just make sure you have a good backup before you do. :)
     
  7. armandxp macrumors 6502

    armandxp

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    I updated to the GM on my iPhone 5 last night with absolutely no problems. Backed up to iCloud, connected phone to laptop, option restore in iTunes, and it installed iOS 7, then I keyed in my iCloud credentials. I didn't lose any text messages, passwords, voice mails, nothing. It worked perfectly.
     
  8. thedeejay thread starter macrumors 65816

    thedeejay

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    I just downloaded the GM and brought over the backup from a previous version (6.1.4) and man it's battery life is a lot better and it runs smoothly!:D
     

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