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    Default Can I start fresh my iPhone with the same Apple ID but not restoring?

    If I have an apple ID with email X, for example, then I want to wipe my iPhone clean, so restore to factory default, can I still using the same apple ID with email X but without restoring previous settings, etc?

    Basically start with fresh phone but without restoring.

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: Can I start fresh my iPhone with the same Apple ID but not restoring?

    Quote Originally Posted by gameson View Post
    If I have an apple ID with email X, for example, then I want to wipe my iPhone clean, so restore to factory default, can I still using the same apple ID with email X but without restoring previous settings, etc?

    Basically start with fresh phone but without restoring.

    Thanks.
    Yes just choose set up as new iPhone.


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    Default Re: Can I start fresh my iPhone with the same Apple ID but not restoring?

    yes, but if I do that, wouldn't the iPhone automatically just pull the restored data from the iCloud since it uses the same Apple ID?

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    Default Re: Can I start fresh my iPhone with the same Apple ID but not restoring?

    Quote Originally Posted by gameson View Post
    yes, but if I do that, wouldn't the iPhone automatically just pull the restored data from the iCloud since it uses the same Apple ID?

    Thanks.
    No. Restore it as new and it won't pull your data. It'll give you a fresh device and you can choose what to add back in.


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    Default Re: Can I start fresh my iPhone with the same Apple ID but not restoring?

    It'll only ask if you want to restore. Otherwise, you can just set up as new.
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    Default Re: Can I start fresh my iPhone with the same Apple ID but not restoring?

    If you do as everyone including jc advised you will be fine using the same Apple ID you have now.
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