1. medboo's Avatar
    Hi everyone,

    I'm getting a replacement phone and I made sure to backup my current phone to restore my backup from. I was wondering what's everyone's opinion on restores - is it better to do a restore from backup or set it up as a completely new phone?

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    05-25-2014 11:11 AM
  2. serglb's Avatar
    It shouldn't matter honestly.


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    05-25-2014 11:18 AM
  3. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    The only difference is going to be if you want to go literally through your entire replacement phone and redo all the settings or cut to the chase and go from your backup. Personally when I do something like you are going to do,I do a clean install and then go from backup no more than twice so things don't build up. Then I just write down. Y settings and do the 3 rd to 4th from scratch. It's always worked for me. That is just me. Everyone has their own way.
    05-25-2014 01:40 PM
  4. rayz336's Avatar
    I'd just restore from backup because it'll have you up and running exactly how you were before
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    05-25-2014 01:47 PM
  5. Ariel Babalao's Avatar
    If you want to have your files present in the old phone: documents, apps, messages, call history, emails setup, settings setup etc... back to your new phone the way it was, then restore the backup of your old phone into the new one. But if you are willing to restat all over again and manually select and install all apps, settings, ringtones etc... then set it as new.
    In my case I would restore from the backup in order to not have to set everything back again.


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    05-25-2014 02:55 PM
  6. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    If you didn't have performance issues then just restore from the backup. Restoring as new defeats the purpose of backing up. It's for situations such as yours.
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    05-25-2014 03:22 PM
  7. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    If you didn't have performance issues then just restore from the backup. Restoring as new defeats the purpose of backing up. It's for situations such as yours.
    I agree here and with ray especially where he says situations like yours. Mine is for the extreme where you need to virtually start early and I even as said in my other answer, I restore from backup.
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    05-25-2014 04:35 PM
  8. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I always setup as new. Just what I do. Albeit, it takes the device a day or two to learn how I type.


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    05-26-2014 10:21 AM
  9. medboo's Avatar
    Thanks for all of your answers everyone. I was just curious to see what others did in situations like that. I'm going to restore from backup now but I think that when I get the iPhone 6 I will probably start up new.


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    05-27-2014 11:38 AM

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