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MitzEclipse

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Sep 26, 2012
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Hi all

Currently have an iPhone 11 and looking at getting a new 14 eventually. Would like to know what the best approach for moving to the new phone.

On MacOS, when I get a new computer, I never migrate, i always wipe it fresh and start from scratch to ensure I don’t carry over temp files and abandoned data.

Are there any benefits doing this on iOS?
 

krezimax1975

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it's better to set it up as new and not transfer anything. if you use the cloud, then contacts, photos and notes will be in your new phone anyway
 

barkomatic

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In early iPhone models I would start fresh, but I don't do that with newer models. My iPhone doesn't carry over any lag or bugs when restored to a new one. The only benefit of starting new would be that you'd perhaps rethink what you actually need on your new iPhone.
 

eyoungren

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Aug 31, 2011
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I have the same 'profile' or whatever you'd like to call it since 2011 when I got a 3GS. That said, it's only ever been on a few iPhones, 3Gs to 5 to 6+ to 6s+ to 11 Pro Max.

Before my 11 PM, when moving to a new phone my process was to backup, place the new phone in DFU mode and then restore from the backup. This was primarily because most of the phones before my 11PM were jailbroken. I wanted to make sure there weren't any communication problems between the Mac/PC and the new phone.

I've never had a problem and it was always nice when jailbreaking a newer iPhone that I didn't have to reset preferences for any of my JB tweaks or apps.
 

mebehere

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Sep 21, 2012
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I did the transfer this time so all my music would get on the new phone without having to deal with Windows iTunes.
 

MitzEclipse

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Sep 26, 2012
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Thanks for the input - need to anyone have any links to technical documents about this. I don’t mind dealing with the manual work transferring as long as the phone performs better in the long run (like on macOS)
 

MayfairMissy

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I know people often say it's better to start fresh but I always migrate. However, I do a backup of my old phone first on my mac before I set up the new one. Just in case. I've never had problems yet though.
 
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FreakinEurekan

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Sep 8, 2011
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Thanks for the input - need to anyone have any links to technical documents about this. I don’t mind dealing with the manual work transferring as long as the phone performs better in the long run (like on macOS)
IMO it won’t perform any better… but it won’t perform any worse so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Vaya con Dios.
 
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