Other iCloud or migration

Cold_Beaver

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How many people will restore their phones like they alway have in the past (I’m the weird guy that starts fresh with each phone) or how many will use the migration tool. I may go that route this year. Seems pretty simple
 

tangfish

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Only thing annoying about not setting up as new: whenever anything goes wrong with the device the Genius Bar people always say “oh, I see you set up from a backup. First go home and wipe and start anew, then if the problem persists come back.”

This is so annoying.
 
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ATEspo

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Only thing annoying about not setting up as new: whenever anything goes wrong with the device the Genius Bar people always say “oh, I see you set up from a backup. First go home and wipe and start anew, then if the problem persists come back.”

This is so annoying.
Exactly this.

Is there a way to start as a new phone and then load what you want on from iCloud? I have everything backed up to iCloud except my photos (I’ll download them to my MacBook Pro and upload them to my 11 pro as an “iPhone X” album like I do every phone).
 

CTHarrryH

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As I said on another thread - wonder what they will use in Apple store. Previous phones I bought at store - Apple had the restore done there from iCloud since they "kept" my old phone as trade in wonder what they will do
 

JonMPLS

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Just set up a new iPhone 8+ for my wife (she likes the home button). I tried Migration for the first time. Migration just seems to go thru some basic setup information, but then you end up at iCloud restore from backup. And I have to admit, I have never had a problem with restore from iCloud backup.

I remember some saying that the iCloud approach was better than the iTunes approach since all the Apps are downloaded fresh. I have also, in the past, done setup as new, but really have not seen a difference. But, in all due respect, I have not had a problem yet either--If I do setup as new would be my first approach to try fix it.
 
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now i see it

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If something goes wrong -as stated previously, Apple techs will tell you to set up as new. So that right there is saying that a restore isn't guaranteed 100% to be error free - though I've never had a problem restoring via iCloud