iPhone 11 Pro Restore from back up or setup as new ?

yomnym

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Sep 25, 2008
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I dont think you will lose anything setting up as new if its being backed/synced up to icloud. Go the the settings, now you could backup even your messages. Not talking about an actual iCloud backup, just syncing.

Under settings>tap your name at the top>iCloud, then turn on everything you'd like to retain while setting up as new.
 

AlanShutko

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Jun 2, 2008
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History, contacts, and now messages are synced to iCloud. Pretty much all my other apps are synced one way or another. I don't use WhatsApp, so I don't know what happens with that.

I'm planning on setup as new phone this time because my current phone has had some weirdness from the beta cycle.
 

krishmk

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Feb 11, 2010
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I always did the backup from local storage (MAC). NEver needed to enter any password on any apps on the new phone. Works like old phone...

I will do the same with this new phone when I get it.
 

thehopscotch

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Dec 7, 2009
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Dont you lose all your history? contacts? messages? whatspp and stuff like that?
My contacts are all synced through my work Outlook account, so as soon as I add that mail account to my phone, all my contacts download...you can do this with a Google email account, as well (but you can also backup via iCloud which I usually do too). Anything else I feel I need to keep, I create a backup of on iCloud. I don't keep messages, because I like starting over from scratch, and feel like it's a good way for me to cleanup space. I then just re-download all my apps and log back into them. I feel like it's a good way to start over...cleaning up apps that I don't use anymore, etc. And, I also feel like it prevents any weird bugs from being brought over from a prior phone.
 

krishmk

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Feb 11, 2010
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I delete the app the moment I realize I dont need it anymore.
I need messages backup as I had frequently searched for stuff in them.

I cannot start as a new phone, too many banking apps that I need to re-enter my pwd.
 

BigDO

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Dec 9, 2012
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I haven't set up as new since iPhone 3GS. No need, no ill effects ever. It's simply placebo if you choose to do that.

One of the strengths of iOS is how seamless changing devices is.
 

miamialley

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Jul 28, 2008
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I haven't set up as new since iPhone 3GS. No need, no ill effects ever. It's simply placebo if you choose to do that.

One of the strengths of iOS is how seamless changing devices is.
At this point, I think I agree. I just think some people like seeing a clean phone and have fun setting up from scratch...maybe changing their set up a little.