1. yaynative's Avatar
    Should I install iOS 5 as new or from backup when I update today?
    10-12-2011 07:11 AM
  2. Genericmessage00's Avatar
    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?
    10-12-2011 07:13 AM
  3. yaynative's Avatar
    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.
    10-12-2011 07:15 AM
  4. hunter49686's Avatar
    I would back up phone prior to updating, then install from back up so as to keep all previous settings.
    10-12-2011 07:20 AM
  5. bezel's Avatar
    As long as you have everything backed up you can install as new and then add all your info back afterwards.
    10-12-2011 07:21 AM
  6. yaynative's Avatar
    Basically installing as new means I need to organize all my apps again correct?
    10-12-2011 07:22 AM
  7. bezel's Avatar
    I believe so. If you have a lot of apps that can be time consuming.
    10-12-2011 07:24 AM
  8. BLiNK's Avatar
    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
    10-12-2011 08:15 AM
  9. stoneland's Avatar
    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?
    10-12-2011 08:33 AM
  10. iphone_guy's Avatar
    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.
    10-12-2011 08:41 AM
  11. BLiNK's Avatar
    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


    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.
    10-12-2011 08:55 AM
  12. sMhsn's Avatar
    I have installed iOS 5 GM release, now when it will be officially launched will i have to install it again??
    10-12-2011 10:04 AM
  13. bezel's Avatar
    no, you won't have to install the official version
    10-12-2011 10:09 AM
  14. Grafixx01#IM's Avatar
    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!
    10-12-2011 10:14 AM
  15. BLiNK's Avatar
    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
    10-12-2011 10:18 AM
  16. sMhsn's Avatar
    @bezel: Okay so you mean GM is same as the official version will be!
    10-12-2011 10:22 AM
  17. iphone_guy's Avatar
    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.
    10-12-2011 10:25 AM
  18. bezel's Avatar
    @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
    10-12-2011 10:29 AM
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