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    I have an iPhone Xs running iOS 12 that I just got, and restored an iTunes backup from my older iPhone. I had 400 apps and tons of pictures and messages. I realized the phone is bogged down and would like to reinstall everything manually and do a wipe and restore...BUT....I just bought 50GB of iCloud storage for all my photos and videos because those I would like to restore. My question is specific: Once iCloud is done backing up all 46GB of my photo library, can I have confidence that my photos AND albums on my phone will restore after I reset and wipe my new device? That was the whole reason I purchased 50GB on the cloud because that's all I want backed up and put back on my device, however I have certain albums I've organized on my device and my concern is that the albums won't restore.
    10-17-2018 06:01 PM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    I have an iPhone Xs running iOS 12 that I just got, and restored an iTunes backup from my older iPhone. I had 400 apps and tons of pictures and messages. I realized the phone is bogged down and would like to reinstall everything manually and do a wipe and restore...BUT....I just bought 50GB of iCloud storage for all my photos and videos because those I would like to restore. My question is specific: Once iCloud is done backing up all 46GB of my photo library, can I have confidence that my photos AND albums on my phone will restore after I reset and wipe my new device? That was the whole reason I purchased 50GB on the cloud because that's all I want backed up and put back on my device, however I have certain albums I've organized on my device and my concern is that the albums won't restore.
    iCloud Photo Library will restore as the way it was before. Even albums and folders people faces (if you have those set).

    Don’t worry, I’ve done it so many times.
    Just make sure to enable iCloud Photo Library in iCloud settings on your iPhone after restoring it.
    10-17-2018 06:04 PM
  3. kataran's Avatar
    I’m lazy so I just do an iTunes back up with encryption on and I get everything back on my new device. Just make sure you back up with the latest iOS version on your old device and make sure your new device is running the latest before you restore your iTunes back up or it will error out on you
    10-17-2018 09:13 PM
  4. darinr80's Avatar
    Kataran thank you but I'm trying to NOT restore as I already did that and don't need all the same applications
    10-18-2018 11:51 AM

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