Other Set up as new or restore?

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  1. AeroUK macrumors 6502

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    I always set up a new iPhone from scratch but this year I restored from an iCloud backup. Is this as good? The reason I’m asking is that I don’t feel my Max battery life is too great.
     
  2. Deguello macrumors 6502a

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    I restored for the first time and battery is fine.
     
  3. kp98077 macrumors 6502

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    Yes same exact issue here. If you don’t restore from iCloud how do you get your pics, music etc? The fun!!
     
  4. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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  5. Devyn89 macrumors regular

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    Restoring takes battery, give it a few days and battery should return to normal. If not do a settings reset.
     
  6. AeroUK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I may be expecting too much. Just wondered what your experiences are. I’ll give it a week and set up as new if I don’t feel it’s improved.
     
  7. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    I’ve restored every iPhone I’ve had from the backup of the last since I had a 3GS. I’ve never had a problem. There’s no reason why you should. Having to set up everything from scratch each time makes no sense to me when there’s such an easy process to have my new phone set up just the way I want practically right out of the box.
     
  8. big samm macrumors 65816

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    Set As new, specially now that imsg is saved in the cloud... For me there’s no reason to start from a sometimes buggy backup.
     
  9. mikzn macrumors 65816

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    I have tried both and prefer a restore from back up - fresh install requires all the different passwords and is missing data from many apps etc. Also services like mail, messages, drop box, icloud drive, printer drivers, Photos and Music Playlists are all installed in one shot.

    Never had any issues with a restore, but have had to spend a lot of time on a new "Fresh" install getting things set up with all settings and data updated.

    Personally don't see any benefit to a Fresh Install
     
  10. jbachandouris macrumors 601

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    Normally I set up as new, but this time around, I restored from back up. I don't see any battery or performance issues.
     
  11. edlex macrumors 68000

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    I always restore from iTunes encrypted backup.
     
  12. Mr Kram macrumors 68020

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  13. iPhonefreak79 macrumors member

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    Weather you restored as new or not, new batteries need to go through a few cycles before it performs at its best. If you see that it doesn’t improve in a week, I’d restore as new.
     
  14. LaynieGorilla macrumors 6502

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    I started as new. I to just synced my phone to my computer for music. My previous pictures are staying on the computer.
     
  15. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    I usually only set up as new with a new phone. I'm noticing less than average battery life with iOS 12. But that's normal with a new iOS. Subsequent versions .x usually perfect this as time goes on.
     
  16. MacCheeseLai macrumors member

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    I restored and the battery is fine, at exactly the same as my 8+....14Gb. I got the 64gb because I stream vids/music on the phone. I don’t download. The one thing it didn’t automatically do was restore my vpn, so I did that manually.
     
  17. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I have always restored from my existing phone via iTunes encrypted backup and never had any problems. You are up and running in 15 minutes with passwords and everything. I not want to take the time to enter and set up again!
     
  18. Mr$tone macrumors 6502

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    I totally agree. However, this time iTunes failed me badly. Plugged in my new iPhone XS Max into iTunes, followed instructions to update, and restored from latest password protected backup (to have as much info as possible). Phone frooze when finnished and I had to do a hard reset. Happened three times in a row. Gave up and went for iCloud (less info stored though). It worked. However, something is weird now with iTunes because my phone has no icon in iTunes.

    First failure/problem restoring new phone since 3GS.
     
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  20. gsucyclist macrumors regular

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    I usually setup as new, but restored backup this time because I didn't want to go through the hassle. No issues so far
     
  21. westislander macrumors member

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    I always perform a clean install via the restore option in iTunes followed by restoring my data by means of an iCloud backup
     
  22. Scratch4 macrumors newbie

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    Were you able to transfer over all your iMessages after setting up as new? I wasn’t able to find a way.. would love to know!
     
  23. stabile007 macrumors regular

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    So I have always more or less restored from a backup year over year. But since I was downgrading in storage size this year I set it up as New. Its kinda nice getting a fresh install. Although I did make sure my texts were backed up to the cloud first.
     
  24. Ben Harley macrumors member

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    Same. Restore all the data of my previous iPhone to new one. Brings back all the previous changes that I made there. Its more secured and yeah like it has been said.. it takes less time.
     

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