Moving to iPhone 6 Plus without restoring

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by keiranmussell, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. keiranmussell macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I would like to open my new iPhone 6 Plus next week and start as a new iPhone instead of restoring a backup but my questions is does anyone know what info is transferred just by signing my new phone into iCloud?

    I guess Contacts, Photos, Calendar, KeyChain and Safari settings and bookmarks. Music, Apps, Ringtones and Books can come from iTunes.

    So would I loose my keyboard shortcuts? Would I need to add my email accounts manually? Would iMessage history be saved in the cloud too?

    Many thanks,

    Keiran
     
  2. charlituna macrumors G3

    charlituna

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    no to the ringtones. they and audiobooks aren't in an iTunes history to redownload. Although I believe if you transfer purchases to a computer they are copied and you can sync them over.

    As for anything that is a setting like email setups, wallpaper. no. You will lose all of that other stuff.
     
  3. MacrumoursUser macrumors 6502

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    Contacts, keychain, shared streams, bookmarks, mail, calendars, reminders and notes will be back just by signing in with your iCloud account. Everything else will be lost.
     
  4. Playgear macrumors regular

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    Keyboard shortcuts are stored in iCloud, so they will come through as well.
     
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