iPhone Restored From Disabled And Is Unstable

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by EDLIU, Mar 14, 2019 at 3:07 PM.

  1. EDLIU macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2015
    My iPhone 6 Plus was disabled (connect to iTunes). So I restored my iPhone. But after restoring my iPhone to the latest iOS 12.1.4, the system is unstable and has many problems.

    My iPhone 6 Plus used to have many big or small problems(iOS 10, iOS 11), and people advised me to "Do a Clean iOS Install".

    Because the iPhone was disabled, and I could not "Remove All Content and Settings" before restoring the iPhone. Is this the reason that the just installed iOS 12.1.4 still cannot fix the previous problems, and is unstable?

    Should I "Remove All Content and Settings", and restore the iOS again?

  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Did you set it up as new when you restored it?
  3. EDLIU thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2015
    What do you mean by "Did you set it up as new when you restored it?".

    Because the iPhone was disabled (connect to iTunes), I took my iPhone to an Apple Store. People at the Apple Store asked me to use my Apple ID to login to the iCloud(can't recall precisely) before restoring.

    Since I did not backup my iPhone, all data was lost. I setup the iPhone, but seems some settings were already synced.

    I'm not sure if I was asked to "set up as new" when restore.

  4. russell_314 macrumors member


    Feb 10, 2019
    When you restore it asks if you want to restore from a backup or setup as new (not sure of the exact wording). One puts whatever settings and apps you had from the backup and the other is like if you just bought an iPhone for the first time.
  5. EDLIU thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2015
    Yeah, I chose "Setup As New".

    So does it remove all content and settings automatically? Why my iPhone is still having problems?

  6. Fruit Stand macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2016
    You haven’t really explained what issues you’re experiencing, as likely that software wasn’t the problem in your case and it’s hardware depending on what you’re seeing there.
  7. NoBoMac macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2014

    If having issues across major OS releases, sounds like having hardware issues. And since out of warranty, either pricey replacement cost, or, pricey upgrade to new phone.

    Oh and: setup as new is a clean install, as long as you did nkt transfer settings, restore from backup.

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