1. ElwinAdam's Avatar
    After you set up as new how do you get back the data you lost before the restore.. I mean i backed it up but now how do i get the all the data for my contacts and the data for my games back?
    06-19-2012 10:32 PM
  2. BLiNK's Avatar
    "technically" restoring as new would consist of No backup

    but if you need to use a backup use iCloud
    06-19-2012 10:50 PM
  3. ElwinAdam's Avatar
    then whats the point as restoring as new if you lose all your backup
    06-19-2012 10:56 PM
  4. ghostface147's Avatar
    then whats the point as restoring as new if you lose all your backup
    To start as new....that's the point...duh. New doesn't mean make it like before.
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    06-19-2012 11:12 PM
  5. Peligro911's Avatar
    I noticed more issues with battery when I restored via iCloud or iTunes vs starting new ..

    Contacts come back via iCloud as well as photos if you use photo stream

    App data is gone unless your restore your back up and see what happens
    06-19-2012 11:16 PM
  6. ElwinAdam's Avatar
    To start as new....that's the point...duh. New doesn't mean make it like before.
    oh wow thanks a lot i didn't know that...just kidding...

    Why does a person restore as new for a simple beta losing everything?
    can you retain the new but have your contacts..and app data?
    06-19-2012 11:17 PM
  7. Peligro911's Avatar
    Contacts if you use gmail iCloud etc app data no
    06-19-2012 11:26 PM
  8. Peligro911's Avatar
    We restore so we can properly test the software and report bugs so by the time public people get it they are fixed ..

    If your worried just restore but you might have extra issues vs not doing so .. If app data is really important then I recommend staying clear of beta
    06-19-2012 11:30 PM
  9. Guacho's Avatar
    After you set up as new how do you get back the data you lost before the restore.. I mean i backed it up but now how do i get the all the data for my contacts and the data for my games back?
    It is recommended to restore as new but you dont HAVE to do it, I'm running ios 6 and later recovered from a back up and things are running really well so far.
    06-20-2012 11:17 AM
  10. kshen1's Avatar
    Yes you don't have to but you might encounter some serious issues such as hard rebooting, etc.
    06-20-2012 11:28 AM
  11. cardfan's Avatar
    We restore so we can properly test the software and report bugs so by the time public people get it they are fixed ..

    If your worried just restore but you might have extra issues vs not doing so .. If app data is really important then I recommend staying clear of beta
    I can understand wanting a stable beta for yourself but isn't testing iOS 6 and reporting bugs from a restored state more valuable to Apple or yourself as a dev? I'd say the majority will restore, not set up as new.
    06-20-2012 11:36 AM
  12. ghostface147's Avatar
    I just upgrade and don't restore. I also go into each app I care to get my saved game info and get those files off and put them back in when done.
    06-20-2012 11:52 AM
  13. Dryland's Avatar
    Whenever a new version is released, i usually restore as new. Reason is, code has changed, I'd rather have the new/optimized code rather than restoring things that could possibly break or cause issues. Things seem to run better when when setting up from new. Especially battery life.

    And yes, there should be some testing regarding restores, however, I'm not in that boat.
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    06-20-2012 11:53 AM
  14. Peligro911's Avatar
    I can understand wanting a stable beta for yourself but isn't testing iOS 6 and reporting bugs from a restored state more valuable to Apple or yourself as a dev? I'd say the majority will restore, not set up as new.
    Not if apps are not updated to support ios6 and if there is a issue to report I want to make sure it's a bug with the iOS vs the app with my data or just my data causing the issue restoring data with apps just causes another variable to consider when you have a issue


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    06-20-2012 12:50 PM
  15. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    If I'm going from 5.1.1 to a new beta, I'm restoring as new. Which I did.

    If I'm going from 5.0.1 to 5.1.1, I'll just restore my backup.

    Some people just like to start fresh no matter what. Which is fine. But don't restore a backup from iOS 5
    if you're going to ios 6 beta.
    06-20-2012 02:08 PM
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