iPhone 7 - Are you restoring from backup?

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  1. handsomelife macrumors member

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    I'm curious as to whether people will be getting their new iPhones and restoring from a backup of their 6/6S or just setting it up as a new phone?

    I had a number of software issues with my 6 after owning it for a couple of months and an Apple Genius advised me to reset it back to factory settings and avoid using an old restore from my previous iPhone 5. I can't remember exactly what he said the benefits of doing this were.

    What do people reckon?
     
  2. sammy2066 macrumors 6502a

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    New phone, fresh install - that's always been my rule. ;)
     
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  5. Xodd macrumors regular

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    I think im going to do that this year. I'll just need my contact transferred over. Is icloud the best way to do it?
     
  6. mistame macrumors member

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    I've got several years of health data that i'm not parting with, not to mention app data. I'll be restoring from backup. I haven't had an issue with this in years.
     
  7. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    Yes. I'll only set it up as new if I run into any issues.
     
  8. Crazy Badger macrumors 65816

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    Yes. I don't have the time to waste setting everything back up as I like it and this isn't Windows 95 that needs a clean install every 6 months. Done this from the iPhone 3G and it really doesn't make any difference. Same applies for OSX. I've upgraded every version since SL and the only difference is the time saved reconfiguring everything.

    If it's not working well, fine, try a clean install, but if it is updating and restoring is the way to go.
     
  9. sam67uk macrumors member

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    The data on my current 6 Plus originally came from my iPhone 3G. So yes, I'll be restoring! Continuity is the key ;)
     
  10. hellopupy macrumors regular

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    definitely restoring so I can view my business chats, etc...
     
  11. MaxBga macrumors regular

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    With 128gb I don't think so. Coming from a 64gb 6s plus which isn't even full. May delete some apps before but not a fresh install. It's time consuming even though sometimes it feels fresh to do it lol
     
  12. dazb69 macrumors newbie

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    Restoring from backup, have done every year and never had any issues.
     
  13. handsomelife thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah interesting views, cheers everyone!

    Just out of curiosity, the people that are doing fresh installs, is there any particular reason you're not restoring from backup?
     
  14. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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  15. fardeenah macrumors regular

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    fresh install is always better, new phone, new start, fresh.
     
  16. PJM83 macrumors regular

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    I always do a fresh install, gives me opportunity to do some cleaning.
     
  17. Floris macrumors 68020

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    I still have about 5 questions I am waiting on before risking another investment into a phone I don't need but simply want (sorta want). But let's assume I will just wanna stay current and have the money lying around (which I .. dont), then the answer would be: Yes. I will restore from backup.
     
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  19. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I keep my phone clean and lean and have always used an encrypted backup to restore my new phone and never had a problem.

    Choice is good but I do not have time to screw around with my phone for days to get it back where I want. Only way I would do a fresh install is if my current iPhone was a mess.
     
  20. maka344 macrumors 6502a

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    Every new iPhone is a fresh install. Part of the fun is setting all me settings up again. Plus it means I have a fresh phone once per year. Only restore due to exchanges ect.
     
  21. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Have always restored from backup since my 3G and never had a problem.
     
  22. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    I'll be restoring from backup, like I've done since the 3G.
     
  23. caelius macrumors regular

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    Not sure yet. Don't really want to lose my iMessage-chats (is there any other chance of transferring them?), but a clean install would be nice too as I love tinkering with settings.

    When I restore from backup, I at least delete all the Apps before making the backup.
     
  24. SMIDG3T Suspended

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    To me, backups are there for when something goes wrong.

    Definitely a fresh install. Just to clear out cached files and stuff like that.

    It can be a pain re-downloading every app, but hey, it's once a year.
     

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