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    Question Restore New or from iCloud Backup

    So, you've just received your new iPhone 7/7 Plus, are you going to Restore New or from an iCloud Backup?

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    Default Re: Restore New or from iCloud Backup

    From a computer backup. First I will be cleaning up my current phone of a few things before backing up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by afctee View Post
    So, you've just received your new iPhone 7/7 Plus, are you going to Restore New or from an iCloud Backup?

    Curious...
    From back up.. I don't like the hassle setting up as "new." The time it takes to get everything set up again is just too much. That being said, if the restore (from iTunes / not iCloud for me) causes issue or flakiness, I will have to do it as new and start over.
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    Default Re: Restore New or from iCloud Backup

    Restore from an encrypted iTunes backup.
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    Default Re: Restore New or from iCloud Backup

    I always have trouble when I restore from backup so now I set every device up as a new one and tweak my settings afterwards. Much less headaches for me this way.
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    I will be setting up from back up on my MacBook Pro, when I got my iPhone 6s Plus and restored from my iCloud backup my iPhone ran funny.
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    Default Re: Restore New or from iCloud Backup

    I would do it New so everything is fresh
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    Default Re: Restore New or from iCloud Backup

    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    I would do it New so everything is fresh
    I just dread the thought of re-creating all the folders, and re-configuring each app / email etc. Takes hours and hours. Why I prefer the restore. Fingers crossed.. it's always been good for me, except for way back with the 4S.
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    Default Re: Restore New or from iCloud Backup

    I have to agree with Craig. Resetting all the options and settings within apps, and the likes, takes f o r e v e r...
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    Default Re: Restore New or from iCloud Backup

    With every phone I get, i ensure that i set up as new.
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    Default Re: Restore New or from iCloud Backup

    I restored mine from my 6S+ backup and haven't run into any issues
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    I always start fresh. There is often a reason why phones run sluggish so why bring that over to the new device? When I put the iOS 10 GM on my 6 Plus last week then did a factory reset and restore, it was sluggish as hell.

    Factory reset and start fresh and it runs much smoother.
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    Default Re: Restore New or from iCloud Backup

    "Sluggish" varies person to person. Just because one person finds it "sluggish" doesn't mean others do. I don't see why a person wouldn't just restore a backup first. Give the phone a few days and see how it goes. And if it isn't to your liking, then go ahead and restore as new. You have nothing to lose by restoring a backup. And especially easier with an encrypted iTunes backup so you don't have to re-enter all your passwords.
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    Default Re: Restore New or from iCloud Backup

    From an iCloud backup
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    Default Re: Restore New or from iCloud Backup

    Every phone gets set up as new every time without fail.

    I quite enjoy the task of setting a brand new one up, to be honest.
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    Default Re: Restore New or from iCloud Backup

    Nice to know that the encrypted backups saves passwords, too.
    The only downside is having to connect to a computer/iTunes...

    Quote Originally Posted by BreakingKayfabe View Post
    "Sluggish" varies person to person. Just because one person finds it "sluggish" doesn't mean others do. I don't see why a person wouldn't just restore a backup first. Give the phone a few days and see how it goes. And if it isn't to your liking, then go ahead and restore as new. You have nothing to lose by restoring a backup. And especially easier with an encrypted iTunes backup so you don't have to re-enter all your passwords.
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    Default Re: Restore New or from iCloud Backup

    I always restore from an encrypted iTunes backup, and I've never had any issues. I go through and delete apps I no longer use before making the backup. I always do the restore from an encrypted backup so I don't have to go through and renter passwords everywhere, and I hate to lose my text messages. I also think it's a giant pain in the @$$ to set everything up again and re-download apps, etc.

    People talk about sluggish performance and not wanting to carry that over to a new device, but I've never noticed that. Not saying it doesn't exist, but just that I've not noticed it.
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