o sigh. so my iPhone 6S+ had a giant cluster of dead pixels. i was given a new iPhone 6S+. i restored from iCloud backup - the countdown went through, and it restarted - bringing me to a white background with the apple logo. the screen times out and goes black after a VERY short time (10 sec maybe). i don't know if it's doing anything or not. i force-rebooted it on the previous iteration where this happened. it gave me "slide to upgrade", i did so, it restarted again, and i was able to use my phone and apps began downloading, etc. EXCEPT no messages at all were present. i know messages are in my iCloud and this is one of the most important things for me. sooooo i re-restored and i'm back at the apple logo. anyone know what's going on?