"Set up as a new iphone" vs "Restore from backup of"
Upgrading from iphone4 to the iphone5. Is there a preferred way to set up the iphone5 using itunes? "As a new iphone" vs "Restore from backup"? Is one way better/safer than the other?
If i am to "restore from backup", does my current iphone4 have to first be upgraded to iOS6 before restoring it to the iphone5?
- 09-13-2012, 08:06 AM #2
It's your choice. Do you want to start over or just continue on? Do you have a lot of stuff that you can't afford (or don't want) to lose - including game stats, text/mms messages, emails, etc? Do you have a lot of stuff that no longer need/want (apps, etc)? Are you up for recreating your environment (ringtones, pictures, settings, etc)?
The upgrade process has several phases:
2. sync to current
3. upgrade the OS
4. (optionally) restore from backup
There's no "right" way or "wrong" way... it comes down to what you are trying to accomplish.
- 09-13-2012, 08:12 AM #3
Fausty82 is on-point in his response. Personally, however, I would set it up as new. I don't play a lot of games where keeping its data is a important and if I had been experiencing little glitches here and there and have yet to discover the culprit, I don't want to transfer the problem to my new device. Still, that's just me. Some people find it inconvenient to set up a device as new, but I don't. Heck. About every 3 months or so, I reset my 4S as new and sometimes I do so just because. Anyway, as Fausty82 stated, there is no right or wrong method. It's a mere preference.
- 09-13-2012, 08:13 AM #4
It shouldn't matter. For the iphone 4S, you'll be upgrading to iOS 6. At some point during the process it'll be just an iphone 4S with iOS 6 and nothing else. This is the state the iphone 5 arrives to you in. Then you have the option to restore from backup or as new.