Will Set up as new iPhone via iTunes affect anything on the phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by stanw, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. stanw macrumors 6502a

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    I set up my new 7+ without using a backup and it is all set up, though I want to synch over some music from my iMac, so I plug it into Mac and iTunes recognizes it, though it pops up with a screen "Welcome to Your New iPhone" and it asks me if I want to set up as new iPhone or Restore from a backup. I was concerned that if I chose to set up as a new iPhone that it might try to overwrite everything on it? OR will choosing to set up as a new iPhone through iTunes not affect anything currently on the phone?

    Thanks.
     
  2. medenblik macrumors regular

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    I set up as a new phone...and just went to music after plugging it in to my laptop.....and I said sync music and it synced all my music
     
  3. azfalcons Suspended

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    If it's a new phone there shouldn't be anything on there. Anyhow i always set my new phones us as new and start from scratch. Some say I'm wasting time but I don't mind and it's a fresh start
     
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  6. stanw thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I already downloaded all of the apps I plan to use, configured them and loaded photos on it.
     

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