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.
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.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.
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.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.
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!