1. jmgilliam#IM's Avatar
    I assume I will get to a point where I have to choose "as new" or "Restore" - what is best way to go?

    And if "new" will I have to rearrange all my icons in folders etc ???
    10-13-2011 04:43 PM
  2. Infiniti7's Avatar
    most people i know including my clicked restore
    10-13-2011 04:47 PM
  3. jmgilliam#IM's Avatar
    That's what I thought, but read the thread about battery life being horrible unless you did "new"....

    Anyone??
    10-13-2011 04:59 PM
  4. paul-c's Avatar
    Nah, my battery life is fine and I restored.
    10-13-2011 05:02 PM
  5. Infiniti7's Avatar
    im not understanding the whole restoring option or new option. what is the difference? thinking about it now i dont know what i did hahaha
    10-13-2011 05:07 PM
  6. SnapThrow's Avatar
    If you restore as new you will loose everything you have setup and any data... email accounts, app data, wi-fi setups, etc. I updated and restored from a 4.3.5 backup and all is fine. I would at least start with a restore from backup and if you see or "feel" any problems you can always restore as new.
    10-13-2011 05:09 PM
  7. Infiniti7's Avatar
    ya when i restored mine or downloaded the new 5.0 software i did not have to sign back into my emails,facebook account, ect so what does that say?
    10-13-2011 05:13 PM
  8. Infiniti7's Avatar
    also did anyone have to re enter your apple id email and password once the new software loaded on your phone?
    10-13-2011 05:16 PM
  9. SnapThrow's Avatar
    ya when i restored mine or downloaded the new 5.0 software i did not have to sign back into my emails,facebook account, ect so what does that say?
    You restored from a backup after updating to 5.0 and all your settings and data were dumped back on the iPhone...
    10-13-2011 05:17 PM
  10. Infiniti7's Avatar
    was there anyway to update the new software without doing any restore process at all?
    10-13-2011 05:19 PM
  11. SnapThrow's Avatar
    was there anyway to update the new software without doing any restore process at all?
    Yes, if you choose the option for setting up as a new iPhone none of your data/settings would have carried over
    10-13-2011 05:25 PM
  12. Infiniti7's Avatar
    o so you would of had to re enter all your info in again? haha im glad i restored from back up then!
    10-13-2011 05:29 PM
  13. alphasportstv's Avatar
    FWIW the first time I installed OS5 yesterday I did Restore From Backup. Everything went fine but phone was definitely sluggish esp when typing texts etc, when the text tone and reaction from my touch was quite clearly out of sync with the onscreen execution. I also did notice pretty quick battery depletion tho' not like some people are reporting.

    Today, just to celebrate my BB coming back to life after 3 days of NO SERVICE (= fail), I decided to bite the bullet and try a Restore As New Phone. It worked fine but required that I reset all my app icons, folders, settings etc. Basically a major pain in the butt. BUT, the phone is now WAY snappier without question and since I now have a backup based on this new, clean setup, I only have to do it once so it's worth it. Too early to tell if it makes any diff on battery life, can't see why it would.

    YMMV
    10-13-2011 07:21 PM
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