1. gameson's Avatar
    I want to fresh install my OS. If lets say there is new OS and when I check for upgrade, it asks for upgrade. What would be the difference between upgrade and restore?

    I understand that for restore, the phone is restored to the newest OS. What I am trying to achieve is to do 'fresh install', meaning clean all previous settings and then install from 0 (like reformat the HD and install new OS).

    Should I do restore or upgrade?

    Thanks.
    02-11-2013 02:47 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I want to fresh install my OS. If lets say there is new OS and when I check for upgrade, it asks for upgrade. What would be the difference between upgrade and restore?

    I understand that for restore, the phone is restored to the newest OS. What I am trying to achieve is to do 'fresh install', meaning clean all previous settings and then install from 0 (like reformat the HD and install new OS).

    Should I do restore or upgrade?

    Thanks.
    Upgrade = installing a newer version

    Restore = returning to its native state.

    Now in regard to restoring your device for the purpose of upgrading, it means you are opting to remove any and all references to what is currently on the device for the sole purpose of upgrading the operating system to the latest version.
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 02-11-2013 at 06:17 PM.
    02-11-2013 03:30 PM
  3. Rockdog97's Avatar
    "Restore" could also mean installing apps, programs, files, etc that you backed up. then you "restore" them onto your phone after you do an upgrade.
    02-11-2013 04:05 PM
  4. iNotes4You's Avatar
    If you want a clean device, restore from iCloud and when it comes to restoring apps (and data) skip this step.
    02-12-2013 03:44 AM
  5. BLiNK's Avatar
    for a complete Restore (starting fresh) do not restore from a backup

    Restore as New Phone when given the option towards the end of a restore via iTunes
    02-12-2013 08:16 AM
  6. gameson's Avatar
    yeah, this is usually what I do. Instead of upgrade, first I manually backup via iTunes, then restore, then when it's done upgrading, I go through the setup on my phone and at the end of the setup, it says restore as new, restore via icloud, or restore via iTunes. I select restore via iTunes.

    I always want phones to be as fresh as possible, no garbage from previous version as usually garbage slows down the phone.

    for a complete Restore (starting fresh) do not restore from a backup

    Restore as New Phone when given the option towards the end of a restore via iTunes
    02-22-2013 01:51 AM

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