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    Default install as new or from backup?

    Should I install iOS 5 as new or from backup when I update today?
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    Wasn't aware we had the choice.


    Last I checked it comes down and installs on your phone, and then you restore from a backup you've made previously.

    Am I mistaken?
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    We get the chance to install as new or from a backup. I was just curious if installing as new is really that much better.
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    I would back up phone prior to updating, then install from back up so as to keep all previous settings.
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    As long as you have everything backed up you can install as new and then add all your info back afterwards.
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    Basically installing as new means I need to organize all my apps again correct?
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    I believe so. If you have a lot of apps that can be time consuming.
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    personally, i always "set up as new". yes it is time consuming but this way i know i am starting fresh with a new OS
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    hey blink, how long does it usually take for you to "restore as new"? is it a long process? (i'm just talking about the restoring part, not resyncing everything). also, do you have a specific process of doing it? this will be my first time. i assume you restore as new then install the new OS and then resync?
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    I'm gonna guess it's like ios4 was, back up, install, then restore it as the install will wipe it I bet. You back up, set up a phone as new, then restore....generally it will tell you what to do, as it's not one of the incremental updates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stoneland View Post
    hey blink, how long does it usually take for you to "restore as new"? is it a long process? (i'm just talking about the restoring part, not resyncing everything).
    not long at all, really (15-20 minutes) but keep in mind that the Apple servers will be getting hit hard this afternoon


    Quote Originally Posted by stoneland View Post
    also, do you have a specific process of doing it? this will be my first time. i assume you restore as new then install the new OS and then resync?
    nope. just select restore and when given the option "set up as new" and yes i just sync my photos, music, videos & books afterwards. now with iOS 5 you can sync while setting up your device, or anything at that matter. very nice

    EDIT: make sure to backup your photos from your device
    Last edited by BLiNK; 10-12-2011 at 09:01 AM.
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    I have installed iOS 5 GM release, now when it will be officially launched will i have to install it again??
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    no, you won't have to install the official version
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    I hope that VZW doesn't do what they normally do and have updates to OSes for their phones released months behind everyone else!

    Has anyone done this on the VZW iPhone?

    I'm hesitant to do it just because I've already had VZW swap my phone 7 times in a year and this one, after two weeks, seems to be working...

    But I probably just jinxed myself!
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    I have installed iOS 5 GM release, now when it will be officially launched will i have to install it again??
    as much as my OCD compels me to, i have decided to not. especially since the delta updates are surely to happen in the near future
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    @bezel: Okay so you mean GM is same as the official version will be!
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    Generally the GM version IS the same, BUT It requires a GM version of iTunes, and in order to get the newer incremental updates, you will have to re-update via the "public" release...at least that's how ios4 was when I had the GM version on my iMac.
    R.I.P. Steve Jobs - a true visionary
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    Quote Originally Posted by smhsn View Post
    @bezel: Okay so you mean GM is same as the official version will be!
    that's what I was lead to believe. I'm actually thinking I may restore to the general release some time this week too

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