Trouble with new iPhone 6s setup

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Ripcrod, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. Ripcrod macrumors regular

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    I recently got an iPhone 6s after some trouble with my iPhone 5s

    I wanted to set it up as new Phone but needed to sync only messages, WhatsApp chats, Calls history and contacts

    I chose iCloud backup of my 5s as I have only these on my iCloud (along with apps which even though I didn't want to restore but came as package)

    I did this but the apps restore was never ending. So I chose to restore from iTunes backup of my 5s

    This restored everything including picts, settings etc

    I was OK to delete all 2000+ pics by hand and did so to start fresh. But I have lots of trouble with WiFi to start with.

    I did reset settings but somehow this doesn't work

    I want to start fresh again by restore and setup as new.
    My question is the following:

    1. Can I restore only selective items from backup like Messages, Whatsapp, Contacts and call history only?

    I am sure this is not my problem alone. How do you guys move over to your new phone?

    Any feedback is appreciated
     
  2. JamesMB, Dec 24, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2015

    JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    No, you cannot do a selective backup, or restore...
    There is two ways to set up a new phone...Set up as new, or restore from iTunes or iCloud backup.
     
  3. Ripcrod thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the info. That sucks :-/
     
  4. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    It certainly sounds like you have figured out a way to turn what should be a very simple process, into a nightmare...
     

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