Getting replacement iPhone 6- iOS 8 or 9?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Nolander07, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. Nolander07 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm getting a replacement iPhone due to damage (AppleCare + replacement) on Monday. I'm just looking for opinions. I am currently running iOS 9 PB 3. Should I just restore the new phone from my archived iTunes iOS 8 backup from a few weeks ago, or go through the steps of set up as new, get beta profile, install iOS 9, restore from iCloud, etc, etc. Since iOS 9 GM will be out soon, I'm not sure if the extra steps are worth it to install iOS 9 PB at this point. I am not going to do a fresh install, as I am not willing to set up as new. I know it's a matter of opinion what is best, I just can't decide and am wondering what all the experts that no about it. Thanks.
     
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  3. newellj macrumors 601

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    I don't think anyone is more expert on your needs and desires than you, but it sounds like iOS 9 wasn't compelling on your old phone, so I'd be inclined to restore the 8.x backup and wait for the GM (or better yet, wait for other people to install the GM and see how it runs).
     
  4. Nolander07 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    iOS 9 worked fine me for me, maybe I'm just been big lazy and don't want to go through the extra steps to install iOS 9 on a new device. I'll probably end up just registering device and installing iOS 9 and then restoring from a backup.
     
  5. deany macrumors 68020

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    Don't forget notes, contacts calander & reminders may not sync across to Yosemite macs or other i devices.
    Notes especially is in beta on www.icloud.com - sorry if you already know all this.

    I'm having to wait till public ios9 is released, hopefully 2 weeks today or before. (I don't have a developers account). I'm carrying my iPad mini everywhere with my iPhone to get info at present.

    Unless I have a spare phone for testing, I won't be upgrading to a public beta again in the future, I'm sorry to say.
     
  6. aldrinjtauro macrumors regular

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    If iOS 9's running well for you and you have a lot of data that isn't cloud-synced and want to keep it, I'd stay on iOS 9. But they won't update your phone to a beta at the Apple Store (if you're going that route), so you'll have to ask to set it up yourself. Or you'll just have to set it up and overwrite everything later.
     
  7. mizxco macrumors 6502a

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  8. kappaknight macrumors 68000

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    It's weird... I did the same, but my new phone doesn't have Feedback Assistant. I have no idea how to download it either.
     
  9. mizxco macrumors 6502a

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    It comes when you install the profile from beta.apple.com and update to iOS 9 Pb via Software Update..
     
  10. Nolander07 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, if anyone cares, I downloaded the beta profile and installed iOS 9, then restored from an iOS 9 backup. Worked fine. It made more sense for me, as I have beta iOS 9 on my iPad.
     

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