Restore from backup vs setup as new; big performance difference?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by JerTheGeek, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. JerTheGeek macrumors 68000

    JerTheGeek

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    I have wondered about this for a while now. Is restoring from an iTunes backup that bad?
    I have an iPad Air 1 that I just erased and then restored from backup to try and remove some of the lagginess of the PB. Anyway, I've used this backup since I first got an iPad way back in December of 2012. Sure, there is a lot of stuff I don't need on it but I really don't want to go through the hassle of redoing my entire iPad.
    So, in general, iPhone or iPad (or iPod touch), is restoring from an iTunes backup a big deal when it comes to performance? Is it a good idea to start fresh every once in a while? I think we should be able to easily backup and restore to a new device without having to worry about the hassle of setting up as new....
     
  2. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    Reset all settings usually fixes most issues. The times I've restored as new I can't say if noticed any significant difference between that and resetting all settings.

    But there can be a difference between using an old backup and starting as new. But if you have issues I'd recommend the above instead cause starting as new is always a hassle.
     

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