1. mumfoau's Avatar
    I know how to do it and that many do it but my question... is it common practice to restore as new phone after an iOS update?


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    06-27-2012 06:21 AM
  2. k_kjong's Avatar
    Well, that is what I do with my 4S. before I restored my iPhone from my backup, but now I prefer to set it up as a new device. I like how it feels refreshed when I restore it as a new device. and more often than not, it minimizes the risk of some bugs happening because of the new version of iOS. But that maybe is just my opinion.
    06-27-2012 06:31 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Some set it up as new and others do not. As for me, I usually update OTA just to get a quick feel for the new OS, but a day or so later, I restore as new. My device seems cleaner, so to speak.


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    06-27-2012 07:18 AM
  4. mumfoau's Avatar
    That's kinda what I figured. I got iOS 5.1.1 OTA on it's release date and things seemed fine for a while but lately I've been experiencing faster than normal battery drain. I've seen that restoring as new seems to help these types of things so I did it. For a while, I thought restoring as new was simply resetting the settings. LOL
    06-27-2012 07:53 AM
  5. BLiNK's Avatar
    after restoring as new it may take a cycle or two to see optimum results regarding battery performance
    06-27-2012 02:48 PM
  6. mumfoau's Avatar
    after restoring as new it may take a cycle or two to see optimum results regarding battery performance
    Cool.. I planned to run it down to dead or as close as I can before recharging but now I'm home on wifi so it might be a challenge.


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    06-27-2012 04:32 PM
  7. Garz's Avatar
    No I do not. I only restore and set up as new if I have been having issues. My first iPhone was a 3GS at release and I have set up as new maybe twice.
    06-27-2012 04:38 PM
  8. mumfoau's Avatar
    No I do not. I only restore and set up as new if I have been having issues. My first iPhone was a 3GS at release and I have set up as new maybe twice.
    That's why I did it. I swear my battery wasn't supposed to be draining as fast as it was


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    06-27-2012 05:33 PM
  9. BLiNK's Avatar
    That's why I did it. I swear my battery wasn't supposed to be draining as fast as it was
    which i find very odd because you do not jailbreak?

    i always thought it was a good idea to just randomly restore as new every once in a while - clean things up if you will
    06-27-2012 05:50 PM
  10. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    That's why I did it. I swear my battery wasn't supposed to be draining as fast as it was


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    so, any improvement since you've restored as new?
    06-27-2012 06:07 PM
  11. Garz's Avatar
    which i find very odd because you do not jailbreak?

    i always thought it was a good idea to just randomly restore as new every once in a while - clean things up if you will
    If Apple ever allows us to backup game data through iCloud, I might restore as new more often. Since I am a gamer on my iPhone, I will only restore if I see a problem. If it's not broke, why fix it? Most times if I have a issue, just doing a restore and loading my backup will fix the problem. Rarely do I need to set up as new.
    06-27-2012 06:21 PM
  12. mumfoau's Avatar
    This is kinda how the day has gone...

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    Not very good but my signal struggles at work sometimes. Losing 19%/hr of usage still isn't very good at all but it's better than yesterday where I was down to around 28% at around 12:45-1:00pm...


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    06-27-2012 06:22 PM
  13. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    This is kinda how the day has gone...

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    Not very good but my signal struggles at work sometimes


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    your right, not outstanding but not terrible either especially if your phone struggles with signal. Hopefully after you let the battery run down completely and charge back up yo'll see more of an improvement

    I gotta tell ya, seeing this and some others with 5.1.1 deal with this issue is why i'm sticking with 5.0.1 for now. i know i sound like a broken record, but i know what battery life i get on 5.0.1 & i'm satisfied with the function of my phone on it as well
    06-27-2012 06:32 PM
  14. mumfoau's Avatar
    your right, not outstanding but not terrible either especially if your phone struggles with signal. Hopefully after you let the battery run down completely and charge back up yo'll see more of an improvement

    I gotta tell ya, seeing this and some others with 5.1.1 deal with this issue is why i'm sticking with 5.0.1 for now. i know i sound like a broken record, but i know what battery life i get on 5.0.1 & i'm satisfied with the function of my phone on it as well
    Honestly... I miss my 4 on 5.0.1 :-( lol
    06-27-2012 07:06 PM
  15. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Honestly... I miss my 4 on 5.0.1 :-( lol
    i can understand - my husband has the 4 on 5.0.1 and his phone has even better battery life than mine lol.
    06-27-2012 08:37 PM
  16. mumfoau's Avatar
    And as I suspected, I'm catching hell trying to kill the battery. I knew it would be difficult on wifi so I turned it off. Lol



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    06-27-2012 09:02 PM
  17. mumfoau's Avatar
    Finally hit 1%...

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    Died about 30 mins later...

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    06-27-2012 09:48 PM
  18. mumfoau's Avatar
    Just leaving work...

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    06-28-2012 06:00 PM
  19. mumfoau's Avatar
    I think my issue at work is signal because at home on wifi its hard as heck to drain the battery


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    06-28-2012 10:16 PM
  20. mumfoau's Avatar
    Off work today and this is what I look like...

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    As you can see I have plenty signal where I am...


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    06-29-2012 02:05 PM
  21. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Question: if I restore and set up as new, do all of my settings come back, or do I have to redo everything?
    06-29-2012 05:31 PM
  22. BLiNK's Avatar
    Question: if I restore and set up as new, do all of my settings come back, or do I have to redo everything?
    "technically" to set up as new means as if it were just taken out of the box for the very first time. so yes, you would have to redo everything
    06-29-2012 05:34 PM
  23. Wildo6882's Avatar
    "technically" to set up as new means as if it were just taken out of the box for the very first time. so yes, you would have to redo everything
    That's kind of what I was afraid of. My battery had been crap lately and I was looking into trying something to fix it.
    06-30-2012 10:15 PM
  24. Fatboy71's Avatar
    When I had my iPhone 4, I started having the battery drain faster than what I was used to seeing, tried running the battery down till dead, recharging etc, but the battery problem remained. I then restored from a backup and the battery problem was gone.

    What I usually do when there is a major iOS release (for example iOS 4 to iOS 5) I normally restore as new, then re-add all my content. I will be doing the same when I go from iOS 5 to iOS 6. This way I find that there is less chance of getting some bugs from the last software version, going into the latest software.
    07-04-2012 04:39 AM
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