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    Default Best way to move from iP4s to iP5?

    Is the best way to move just sync my iPhone 4S to my computer then plug my iPhone 5 and restore from the newest backup?

    Or is it better to start from scratch and plug the iPhone 5 in and setup as a new device?

    I know the pros and cons of each, but what do you guys suggest?
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    Default Best way to move from iP4s to iP5?

    If you have the time, I recommend setting up as new, however, if you don't have time then restoring from a backup is the way to go and the fastest way to get up and running.
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    Default Re: Best way to move from iP4s to iP5?

    Just restore from backup. If you have issues, just restore as new.
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    Default Re: Best way to move from iP4s to iP5?

    I typically like to start devices out as new.

    Also; can someone confirm that you can transfer just contacts and pictures from one device to another.
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    Default Best way to move from iP4s to iP5?

    I restored from iTunes backup. It worked fine, no battery issues or any other problems whatsoever. It took about 5 minutes.
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    Default Best way to move from iP4s to iP5?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nolander07 View Post
    I restored from iTunes backup. It worked fine, no battery issues or any other problems whatsoever. It took about 5 minutes.
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    Default Best way to move from iP4s to iP5?

    I always restore from iCloud , always works great


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    Default Re: Best way to move from iP4s to iP5?

    Quote Originally Posted by IAmAuthority View Post
    I typically like to start devices out as new.

    Also; can someone confirm that you can transfer just contacts and pictures from one device to another.
    You could if you decided to backup nothing but your camera roll and contacts on your iCloud backups.
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