Start Fresh or Restore from Backup?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by boygiant, Sep 21, 2017.

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Do you start fresh with your new phone or restore from a backup?

  1. Fresh Start

    9 vote(s)
    40.9%
  2. Restore from Backup

    13 vote(s)
    59.1%
  1. boygiant macrumors member

    boygiant

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    #1
    So, I think I'm going to start with a fresh new phone when my 8 Plus gets delivered. I have 25,000+ photos stored in iCloud right now and I'd rather start with a fresh, empty photo library.

    What do you usually do?
     
  2. DNichter macrumors G3

    DNichter

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    Philadelphia, PA
    #2
    I start fresh with every new phone. Just feel like it's a better experience although it could be in my head.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

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    Jacksonville, Florida
    #3
    I have used backup for years and have never had a problem.
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors Core

    eyoungren

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    The current profile I have now is the same one I had when I started with iPhone in 2011 with a 3GS. It's been brought forward as a backup each time and it has suvived jailbreaks on iOS 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.

    But I have a process that works for me and has kept corruption out of the backup.

    Don't have anywhere near as many photos as you do though.

    However, I could lose everything I have right now and there wouldn't be any issues. Anything important is backed up and removed from my device. I don't leave anything on my devices I cannot afford to lose.
     
  5. ValhallaOutcast macrumors regular

    ValhallaOutcast

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    #5
    I have always started fresh as a new phone
     
  6. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a

    Matthew9559

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  7. gurase macrumors 6502

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    #7
    I start fresh as an excuse to clean out and reorganize my apps.
     

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