iOS 6... Set it up as a new device or restore it from an iTunes backup

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by seldanne, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. seldanne macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2011
    I have a iPhone 4S...

    Is there any 'advantage' or more of a clean install, to set up as new device? or can I restore from a iTunes backup?

    I'm not that worried about losing contacts or anything like that, I'll use iCloud to get that back?... Apps should sync back from iTunes right?
  2. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    Personally i did a back up to my mac and iCloud.

    Then just plugged my 4s into itunes and let it do its thing.

    I normally set up as a new device as i dont have any game saves or text messages i have to retain.

    One thing i have noticed is the 'other' section is now 0.63 gb !
  3. seldanne thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2011
    Bit the bullet and did new device... texts aren't that important and game saves will be lost but oh well :) just thought it would be better this way... if i do realize I'm missing something, can I still restore from the backup I did? or is that lost? I'm guessing the backup it just did during the setup replaces the iOS 5 backup I did? or is there an archive of backups?

    Just a note... I have 0.57GB of 'other' but it's not done yet...

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