Will you be setting up your new iPhone X as new or restoring from backup?

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  1. Benz63amg, Oct 29, 2017
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    Benz63amg macrumors 68030

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    As the title says, Will you be setting up your new iPhone X as new or restoring from backup?

    I usually restore from an encrypted backup everytime I upgrade to a new iphone but I’ve been experiencing subpar battery life on my iPhone 7 Plus so I think I’ll be setting up my new iPhone X as New this time around (getting it delivered Nov3rd)
     
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Using an encrypted iOS 11 backup. The whole point of saving a backup is so that you can restore your phone in a prompt manner. If people are going to set up as new for an iPhone when all else is on par, why bother with making backups?
     
  3. Marshall73 macrumors 65816

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    Restoring from backup. I have 5GB of historical chats I want to keep so I need to restore until they roll out cloud sync/backup for iMessage.

    You can do a settings reset after restore if you are worried about odd settings causing battery usage issues but that normally is only a concern after running betas.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I personally always set my phone up as a new device. Especially given this will be a new iPhone with iOS 11, I don't have a lot of information to transfer over, so it's not time-consuming for me.
     
  5. Chase1228 macrumors member

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    I always set up as new.. I like starting fresh haha
     
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    I always start fresh when I get a new model, but if I get an AppleCare replacement I always use a backup. I hope iCloud messages comes out before the X launch though, but I doubt that.
     
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  9. Starfyre macrumors 68030

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    Always new! It's faster and quicker that way.

    Backup everything on old phone using something like this:
    https://imazing.com

    If anyone has other recommendations, please share!
     
  10. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68030

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    That's an interesting proposition, setting up the new iPhone X as new is going to be a pain because all my favorite apps will have to be manually installed etc etc and i'll lose my iMessage history and what not so i would ultimately love to restore from an encrypted backup as i always have in past years, So what you are suggesting is that i do a "RESTORE ALL SETTINGS" after i restore the encryped backup from my iPhone 7 Plus to the new iPhone X in order to flush out any corrupted system files that may have accumulated over the years? is there any other type of Restore i should do such as "RESTORE NETWORK SETTINGS" ?
     
  11. eoblaed macrumors 68020

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    Restore from backup. I've never had problems doing that and I really don't want to go through the huge amount of effort it'll take to get everything back the way I want it, all my accounts configured, etc.
     
  12. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yes i understand that however there is a lot of evidence that subpar battery life(which i happen to experience on my iPhone 7 Plus) is often caused from restoring from a backup and that setting up the phone as new fixes it, It will take a lot of work setting up as new for sure and configuring all the various settings, installing the apps, email accounts etc
     
  13. StarShot macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like a book deal. Let us know when you publish.
     
  14. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Restoring from backup. Holy smokes. Even setting up that way takes forever and a day. If I were to set up as new by the time everything was where it should be the iPhone X2 would be shipping.
     
  15. comptr macrumors 68000

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    Restoring from a encrypted backup that I made by backing up via iTunes.
     
  16. Hoosier317 macrumors 6502a

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    That's nonsense. There isn't any evidence at all that "subpar battery life" has anything to do with restoring a device from a back up.

    Umm...you know you can transfer those settings in iOS without restoring from a backup, right?

    https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/automatic-setup-ios-11/
     
  17. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Scientifically conducted studies or old wives tales and other anecdotal stories. Any links from respected organizations or institutions?

    I've been restoring from backup for 6 iterations of iPhones over 10 years and never had any problem with battery life when the phone was new -- I mean as far as what Apple says the battery life is capable of getting.
     
  18. ras113 macrumors member

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    How good is that software for only imessage/sms ? is the restored like before? all pics and dates in sms history ?
     
  19. Starfyre macrumors 68030

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    I've never used it, only heard of it though another Macrumors forumer. Was told it backs up the entire SMS message history, and it looks like you can look at it all on your computer without having to restore on any iPhone like the iTunes software forces you to do.
     
  20. gpoop macrumors regular

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    Always restore from backup. Took years to build music library/playlists, appointments/ alerts to pay bills on the calendar,why on earth would I want to just undo all that?
     
  21. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68030

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    by evidence i meant an overwhelming amount of posts from a lot of fellow forum members reporting poor battery after restoring from a backup such as in this thread https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/battery-issues-since-update.2069726/page-27#post-25305564, there may also be a relation with updating to a new iOS Version where sometimes the system files or setting appear to get corrupted and cause issues regarding battery life, there are threads on the Official Apple forums with similar reports
     
  22. Hoosier317 macrumors 6502a

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    ...so your evidence is of people experiencing the pains of beta builds of iOS 11. Got it. Good grief, just like I said...nonsense.
     
  23. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Right. So anecdotal evidence. In other scientific parlance: garbage. Come back when you can cite a scientifically conducted test to bear out this hypothesis. Too bad MythBusters isn't on anymore. Would be a good one for them. And then they could blow up both phones in the end just for the hell of it.
     
  24. eoblaed macrumors 68020

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    I’ve never experienced sub-par battery life with any of my phones (I get the new model every year and have since the original).

    If I did, I suppose I would look at that as a possible solution, but so far my battery life is always in line with the expected life for my model.
     
  25. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ok then, I'll be restoring from an encrypted backup as i've always have year after year, Do you still recommend that i do a "Restore All Settings" after the encrypted backup is restored the iPhone X or is there no need?
     

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