Replacement iPhone - restore from original backup?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by testcard, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. testcard macrumors 68020

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    I'm expecting delivery of a new 3GS from Orange here in the UK to replace my previous defective 3GS. When I connect the new iPhone to iTunes for the first time, if I give it exactly the same name as the previous iPhone, will I be able to restore it from a previous back-up so that content and settings are exactly the same as before? Or, as I suspect, will iTunes see it as a new device meaning I'll have to set everything from scratch? Thanks.
     
  2. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    You can restore from the original back-up to the exact same settings.
     
  3. testcard thread starter macrumors 68020

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  4. sneeks macrumors 6502a

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    iTunes will ask you if you wish to restore from a previous backup when you connect the new handset.
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Personally if I were you I wouldn't restore from backup.
     
  6. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    I love the insightful thread-extending response.

    Ok, I'll play the game.

    Why not?
     
  7. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    If your a forum regular you would see 9/10 issues are caused by restoring from a backup. The best way has always been to start a fresh and sync your contacts across.

    Any errors in the backup get carried over.
     
  8. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    So why not just post this in the original response? Instead of a pointless clift-hanging response.
     
  9. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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    Because.
     
  10. testcard thread starter macrumors 68020

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