1. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    I plan on backing up from my iCloud back up when I get the iPhone 8, but I want to re download all my apps fresh from the App Store, can anyone confirm will my messages restore back ? I noticed the new iOS 11 you can restore if you have your current device and old device you can scan the old device and it will transfer your old data
    09-17-2017 11:44 AM
  2. dpscott's Avatar
    There isn’t an easy route and in my opinion you should start afresh with a new phone especially if you have a lot of apps and settings (plus it adds to the magic of a new phone)

    However, if you go into iCloud Settings you can select what to back up and what to exclude. When you are ready, turn the apps off and start a backup.
    When you get the new phone it may download the app itself but none of the setting
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    09-17-2017 12:00 PM
  3. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Yes and yes!
    09-17-2017 03:28 PM
  4. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    There isn’t an easy route and in my opinion you should start afresh with a new phone especially if you have a lot of apps and settings (plus it adds to the magic of a new phone)

    However, if you go into iCloud Settings you can select what to back up and what to exclude. When you are ready, turn the apps off and start a backup.
    When you get the new phone it may download the app itself but none of the setting
    Yeah it’s just in a lot of my text and iMessages I have a lot of media I don’t want to lose and don’t want to save lol
    09-17-2017 03:35 PM
  5. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    ***
    Last edited by TwitchyPuppy; 09-17-2017 at 03:52 PM. Reason: Double post
    09-17-2017 03:52 PM
  6. dpscott's Avatar
    Yeah it’s just in a lot of my text and iMessages I have a lot of media I don’t want to lose and don’t want to save lol
    Been there!

    I’m fortunate that I have a Mac where I can keep things like that saved but in days gone by I’ve used Google Photos to back up all the ‘rubbish’ that I didn’t want in my iCloud
    09-17-2017 03:57 PM
  7. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    I want to do a fresh start, re download all my apps. But i would just like my messages backed up
    09-17-2017 10:51 PM
  8. dpscott's Avatar
    My solution above will do that or you can Google backup software to be more specific with backups
    09-19-2017 07:10 AM

Similar Threads

  1. Icloud document when tap automatically save to Google Drive
    By iMore Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-20-2017, 01:10 AM
  2. Switching back and forth
    By ivanwi11iams in forum iPhone
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-17-2017, 08:53 AM
  3. Will iCloud Photo Library auto upload from Mac? ...
    By iMore Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-16-2017, 04:09 PM
  4. How to view and delete old iPhone backups in iCloud
    By iMore.com in forum iMore.com News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-16-2017, 08:10 AM
  5. How do I use my iCloud data for downloads on my iPad?
    By iMore Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-15-2017, 02:29 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD