Question about backing up iPhone and starting new one

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Epic Xbox Revie, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. Epic Xbox Revie macrumors 6502a

    Epic Xbox Revie

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    Getting iPhone 4 on Verizon on Monday. I have a few questions. Should I start my new phone as a copy of my current phone? Or should I start anew? What are the advantages and disadvantages of both?
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  2. neko girl macrumors 6502a

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    You should be able to restore your old backup to your new iPhone. I don't think there are any disadvantages to it.

    Are you currently jailbroken?
     
  3. celticpride678

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    I would NOT use a backup on the new device, mainly to make sure everything is fresh and perfect.

    That being said, you'll loose your game data if you don't use a backup.
     
  4. neko girl macrumors 6502a

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    @celticpride678. Backups are transferrable, even between iPhone versions. Why do you not use a backup?

    It's not restoring your firmware, just your Apps, settings, music, etc.
     
  5. Epic Xbox Revie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. celticpride678

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    It still transfers some system files.
     
  7. Epic Xbox Revie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so.... I am going to go to bed. Please argue amongst yourselves until you reach a verdict. :rolleyes:
     

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