I have had at least 6 iPhones between upgrading and replacements. Changing never gets easier, partly because just enough time goes by that I forget to do some of the steps required to actually have all my data transfer. Ideally, when a phone is backed up, everything is backed up. This would include all my data that is relevant to third party apps. This could be a step specific to phone replacement and not happen every back-up (although it should be done regularly). Conceptually, I want to take a 'lightening to lightening' cable and just transfer all the data from one phone to the other. The big clue that isn't what happened is that my new phone had 45GB available space and my old phone only had 26GB. What did I lose? Well, for starters, all the data for my car and every gas stop for the last year because I did not back up the individual app data. I bought a 64GB phone so the data could live on my phone, not in the cloud! Why can't that be backed up and transferred over? Also, a lot of the settings go to something other than what I had. Why on earth can't my settings be backed up and transferred? Going through and finding the 'easter eggs' of things that changed (or rather did not transfer my original changes) is a lesson in frustration. It is really a ridiculous notion to have to back-up all the apps individually; I have many apps on my phone and it is tedious at best. I am wondering if there is a technical reason (for which I will have some sympathy) or if it is simply an Apple-centered reason as to why this is such a crappy customer experience over and over. That said, if it is technically feasible but just not done, why doesn't someone invent a total back-up app that really does take a 'snapshot' of everything, including the settings, on your phone? I would pay for that one.