itunes backup vs icloud backup

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by CHMK, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. CHMK macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2012
    is there really a noticeable difference when upgrading to ios 7 GA using itunes backup vs icloud backup?

    only my i5 on GM is already very snappy, and i hear horror stories about 'corrupt' files. Besides which, i don't have wifi, only ethernet at the moment.
  2. Jman13 macrumors 68000

    Aug 7, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    I did a straight upgrade, so no restore from any backup, and iOS 7 is quite snappy and I'm having no issues at all.

    The only difference between the two is how long they take. If you have a lot of apps and data, an iCloud restore can take 2-8 hours, depending on the amount of stuff it needs to sync. My last one took close to 8 and I have 20Mbps internet at home.

    Restore from an iTunes backup, on the other hand, takes about 45 minutes (same phone, same amount of data).
  3. CHMK thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2012
    thank you. i was a bit skeptical about corrupt files and thought they might be a placebo thing.

    i have 57gb on my phone . about 200 apps, so i think itunes backup would be more sensible...

    besides i assume any corrupt beta residual files, if any, would only contribute to the 'other' section of the iphone and not really slow it down.
  4. acascianelli macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2013
    I installed iOS 7 GM on my iPhone 5 and iPad mini recovering my iCloud backup. Both completed successfully, but both of them had a really hard time download my apps. It would seem to hang when download apps, and I would have to turn wifi off and on again to get it to resume.

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