Do start your devices from backup or start fresh?

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    Only just got back to apple with my new device the air 2..thinking of when I get the 6 plus S to start from backup.

    What do you normally do with your devices? From iphone to ipad? Backup of start fresh?
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    I have used backups on my iPhones and iPads for years. Never had a problem. Even though I back up to the cloud, I also do a full backup on my desktop via iTunes each month, encrypted, so I can carry all my health data over if I had to use it.

    You will LOVE the Air 2, my favorite!

    Enjoy
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    From a backup.

    My iPhone 5 was the first iPhone I bought myself. I restored everything from my 3GS to it. When it was replaced two months after launch I restored from backup to the new phone. Same thing last year when it was replaced again.

    This year my iPhone 6+ was restored from backup from the iPhone 5.

    So about 4.5 years worth of data for me.
     
  4. yadmonkey macrumors 65816

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    Started with an iPhone 3G. My 4, 5, and 6+ have all been restored from backups with zero issues.
     
  5. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    Some people swear by starting fresh, but that seems really inconvenient to me. When I get a new device, I want a quick and easy transition. I've so far gone iPhone 3Gs --> 5s --> 6, always restoring from backup, with absolutely no problems.
     
  6. nia820 macrumors 68000

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    I start fresh with iPhones. But I generally restore my data for iPads because have too many things to start over with.
     
  7. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    yeah it's awesome

    amazing tablet...so smooth.
     
  8. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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    No iPhone here, but I always start fresh, both with phones and computers. I don't have any backups outside a handful of critical files.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    When it comes to new devices and new ios version I always start up fresh.
    I sync over my contacts from my computer and then transfer my apps, music and pics.
    I don't like to save 4 year old text conversations, emails or other old items and my phone always runs nice and bug free when setup clean.
     
  10. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

    Shanghaichica

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    I always restore from backup because it's so convenient. All your settings are restored. It even downloads all your podcasts, songs and videos (iTunes purchases).
     
  11. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I have always restored from backups, even jailbreaking. I have never started new on anything. I still have text messages going back to 2007.
     
  12. bushido Suspended

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    i used to restore from a back up on my iPad and one day i decided to start from new putting the same apps on it and my device had like 10 GB more of free space :eek: shows how much crap stocks up the device over the years
     
  13. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    Restore from back-up.

    I prefer all the information and settings to be there ready to use. Although I do miss the days of a fresh start up!
     
  14. yaboyac29 macrumors 6502a

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    I have always restored from backup and I have never had software issues
     
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  16. blcfla macrumors regular

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    I backup to iTunes then restore new phone from that backup.

    Started that way with my 4S, then 5, 5S, now 6. No issues
     

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