Restoring from new questions.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by cynics, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    My battery life is miserable on my 4S with iOS 6. Went from 6 1/2 hour average usage to 5. I've had the since near launch so its since multiple OTA updates.

    I'm thinking maybe a fresh copy of iOS will help but I'm finding so much conflicting stuff.

    What I want to happen. Restore from new and not lose any of my contacts or pictures. I don't care about redownloading apps or losing app data.

    Can someone for certain tell me how to do that and/or point me in the right direction.
  2. cynics thread starter macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Thanks guys, lol.

    Anyway for those that search this. I just restored using iTunes for a fresh copy of iOS 6. Then used my cloud to get back my pics and contacts.

    I'm not sure if its helped the battery yet but I currently have 57% with 2 hours and 45 minutes of usage. So it might be a bit better.

    However the phone certainly feels faster. And in some areas I know it's faster. For example when I goto usage before I was able to take a screen shot before the apps above it would load. Now I can even scroll down before they are loaded.

    Also and although I have everything loaded back on my phone I went from 3.9 gb iCloud back ups to 3.1 gb. Even more impressively my total phone store went from 7.4gb used to 5.3gb! More then 2 gb of I don't know what is gone. The "other" section iTunes under my iPhone went from 2.7 to 1.3 gb. Not sure what that "other" was but the majority of it is gone.

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