Setup as new or backup/restore
How is everyone going to setup their iPhone 5? Is it better to set it up as a new phone and download all the apps individually or restore from a backup? I just want to make sure my phone runs as fast as possible.
- 09-15-2012, 09:51 AM #2iPhone Genius
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Clean is always better... it's more work, but you also don't bring all the muck forward to your new device.
Just make sure you have a good backup of the old device and you can always fall back on that. iPhone 5 (Black.32GB.AT&T) iPad Mini (Black.32GB.WiFi) iPad (3Gen.Black.64GB.AT&T) MacBook Pro (15" 2012.Retina Display.i7) iMac (21.5" 2011.i5) AppleTV (3Gen)
- 09-15-2012, 09:52 AM #3
I usually take this once a year upgrade as a chance to start fresh and I don't restore from a backup. The only thing I tend to lose is game saves/progress but that just isn't that big of a deal for me anymore. I also jailbreak so I'm not going to restore my jailbroken iP4S data to my new 5...
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- 09-15-2012, 09:57 AM #6
I used to believe that restoring from a backup was risky. And I believe it used to be true. However, since the inception of iCloud, it seems the backup and restore process is a whole lot better. I use backup and restore from iCloud now and it works flawlessly.
I just did backup/restore when upgrading to iOS 6 GM from iOS 5 and it works perfectly.
Plus, you lose your camera roll when starting fresh...
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- 09-15-2012, 10:16 AM #11iPhone Genius
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- 09-15-2012, 11:16 AM #12
Starting fresh. Yeah I'll lose game progress but I had so many texts and other crap that takes up memory. All my apps and contacts are still on my iTunes. It'll be worth it to make sure there are no bugs that carry over.Late 2011 15" i7 Macbook Pro - - iPhone 5 64GB Black/Slate (VZW) - - iPad 4 32GB Black WiFi - - Apple TV 3
- 09-15-2012, 11:33 AM #13
I am a nubie regarding this. When I updated my ipad2 to ipad3, I restored from backup via the cloud with no problems it was flawless and simple Can someone please explain why I should start clean with my new iphone5 rather than restore from backup of my iPhone 4s?
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- 09-15-2012, 12:11 PM #15
You don't have to. The OP simply wanted to know the best way to be SURE it'd be operating at full speed. That's the best way..
By all means, restore from backup and use. If you don't see any problems then there's nothing to worry about.
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- 09-15-2012, 12:23 PM #18
I'm not a subscriber to the school of "Setup as New" - I did a little digging and found an article in the Apple KBs about exactly what is saved in a backup file. It saves literally nothing relating to jailbreak. If it does catch anything, just do a "Reset All Settings" once the restore is done. I've never had an issue in the two years I've had my 4. I have way too many awesome texts/picture messages to not migrate them over.
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