When you get your iPhone 4s are you setting it up as new phone?

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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  2. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    I like to start with a brand new clean slate.

    New phone for me.
     
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  4. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    I wouldn't if I was getting a 4S. Lose my game saves!
     
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    I am for sure my I4 has been buggy lately something weird in my JB
     
  6. richard.torble macrumors member

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    As a backup.

    I'd like to keep all my texts. I'm weird like that. Deciding to delete them all would be a big decision, I guess if I notice it's slowing my phone down I would maybe need to make that choice. I have multiple contacts with thousands of texts each and it doesn't make any different whatsoever.

    That's why I loved the Facebook idea of integrating their messaging systems with texts and emails to create a history of your interaction with that person. It's just a shame it's not very slick in reality.
     
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    I was planning to restore from backup.... but this thread got me thinking...
     
  8. AntonisCy macrumors regular

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    always restore from a backup.. Too many apps and app data to start from the beginning.

    I will do a restore and then go through all the phone settings and new apps just to make sure everything is optimized they way i like it. Im OCD obviously.
     
  9. daviddth macrumors 6502a

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    I'll be setting them up here as a backup from my iPhone and the Wifes iPhone. The son will probably set his up as a new phone
     
  10. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    same....dont want to lose all my pics though. hmmm
     
  11. c14nhl macrumors 6502

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    From back for me.

    However, I have a question. Will restoring from a backup that's from a previous iOS (not iOS 5) cause any issues?
     
  12. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    I doubt it as the phone will already come with iOS 5 in it
     
  13. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Ditto

    Documents apps clips etc. Will be doing a restore for sure.
     
  14. barneyboy1 macrumors newbie

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    If i set up as new, am i able to download my previously paid apps for free?
     
  15. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Another question will you do it via computer or just set it up on your phone?
     
  16. logicpro7 macrumors 6502a

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    I want to set my 4s up as new, but what is the best way to transfer my contacts over?
     
  17. mattydee87 macrumors regular

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    Yes. But they should be in iTunes anyway to just copy over fresh?
     
  18. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Shouldn't cause any issues. I've done it before with no problems.

    Yes but as already mentioned they should already be in your iTunes.

    Regarding myself I'm going to set it up from a backup as I don't want to lose my texts, game saves and other important data. I've always done that with all my iPhones.
     
  19. NightFox macrumors 68000

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    Fresh install for me.

    Hate losing my old SMS and it's a major pain having to re-select/install all my apps and sort everything back into folders, but as I had to do a fresh re-install about 3 months ago when my iPhone 4 went a bit haywire, the prospect is easier to face than it was back then when I had 2.5 years of SMS to lose.

    The reason I'll do it is that if (ok, when) my 4S crashes, I don't want that thought in the back of my mind that it might just be due to some old glitch I've just re-introduced from a previous backup.
     
  20. The Tos macrumors 6502a

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    On Wednesday put iOS 5 on your phone. iCloud will save your contacts and pics. Then when you get the new phone, use iCloud to put those back on. Works great.
     
  21. iBram15 macrumors member

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    Fresh Install.
    The important things like contacts, calendar and mail are in iCloud, so when I connect my iPhone with my iCloud account I will have them.
     
  22. Maskusee macrumors 6502a

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    Am i wrong in thinking that once the iOS5 is released (10/12/2011) and installed on the older iphone, all the data in apps (progress in games, etc), will be backed up to the iCloud. So, even if i do a clean install on my 4S, wont i be able to pull all the apps with their data back from the iCloud onto the new device?
     
  23. logicpro7 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! :)
     
  24. ThetaSigma macrumors regular

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    New phone since I don't have any iPhone back ups. Even if I did, would start new :)
     
  25. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    I thought the whole purpose of iCloud and backing up your phone in iTunes was so that you didn't have to start from scratch. I will be updating my phone on the 12th with IOS5. When I get the new phone I think we can set it up from the phone and not in iTunes.

    Remember: Those of you doing an upgrade swap with your phone carriers, make sure you call them or go into the store before activating and setting up your new 4S.
     

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