1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Hello, I am upgrading myself from the iphone 5 to the iphone 5s and would like to know the best method to back up and restore my entire iphone app data, game saves (angry birds and candy crush progress - very important) and text messages (the sms conversations of which I have more than 300). Would going for the iCloud backup be better than iTunes backup/restore since I have never synced my old iPhone with my new PC's iTunes and I fear it may get deleted?

    03-10-2014 08:15 AM
  2. anon(4698833)'s Avatar
    Either option would be just as safe as the other...if you already have an iCloud back up though, for time savings sake, just use that one when restoring your new iPhone 5S. As long as you haven't manually told the backup to leave those things out, they should be waiting and ready when you apply the back up to the 5S. You can also do separate game back ups as well (google it for instructions and info) in case you're worried about losing those specifically.
    03-10-2014 08:48 AM
  3. Kaitokomauri's Avatar
    My preferred choice of backup/restore is via iCloud since you don't need to worry about connecting the iPhone to a computer and the process is automated - i.e. after you restore back to your new iphone, all your games and data is restored back:

    How to backup iPhone apps to PC

    Note that you cannot select what data (i.e. which games) to backup as both iCloud and iTunes will back up the entire phone information (without multimedia).
    Last edited by Kaitokomauri; 04-04-2014 at 09:47 AM.
    03-10-2014 11:01 AM
  4. Tomaon's Avatar
    Backup your old iPhone with iTunes on computer and then restore the backup to your new iPhone. This may switch most of data such as text messages, contacts, games etc.

    Or you can try some 3rd party program such as Backuptrans iPhone Data Transfer. Hope it helps.
    Last edited by Tomaon; 07-02-2014 at 04:24 AM.
    04-02-2014 12:12 AM

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