1. marky66's Avatar
    I am waiting for my iPhone 6 pre-order to ship. But in the meantime, what is the best way to transfer app data, voicemails, etc. over to the new phone? From what I understand, iTunes or iCloud will transfer all of the apps, but not that data. I believe I would need to purchase a third-party software for that?? Any recommendations??? Thank you!!
    09-15-2014 04:04 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    iTunes and iCloud backups will both include data from within apps unless the dev de used otherwise because it was easy data to get again--like downloaded articles via Instapaper or item in Dropbox.
    09-15-2014 04:27 PM
  3. Slyfi's Avatar
    Icloud will transfer the Back up data from all apps that create it to view what apps will have their data transfered you can go to Settings>General>Usage>Manage Storage (under Icloud tab)>Show all

    If its not listed then it should still be included in the update created when you sync to a computer but in order to retrieve that you would have to sync with a computer with the back up stored on it (I know so old fashioned)

    No third party should be needed and using one is not recommended as most of them that could do it are designed for other purposes (like copying music files from the phone to a new computer).
    09-15-2014 04:33 PM
  4. yungskeeme's Avatar
    Will the above method let you select which apps you want to restore from the back up?
    09-15-2014 06:24 PM
  5. MikeX74's Avatar
    I think that with the iCloud method, anything and everything in that backup gets downloaded whether you want it or not.
    09-15-2014 06:35 PM
  6. yungskeeme's Avatar
    I think that with the iCloud method, anything and everything in that backup gets downloaded whether you want it or not.
    Just googled and couldn't find anything. I wanted to carry over some of my apps but not all. Guess I'll have to remove the apps I don't want, backup and then restore.
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    09-15-2014 08:35 PM
  7. robertk328's Avatar
    Just googled and couldn't find anything. I wanted to carry over some of my apps but not all. Guess I'll have to remove the apps I don't want, backup and then restore.
    Right!
    09-15-2014 08:42 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Will the above method let you select which apps you want to restore from the back up?
    No......
    09-15-2014 09:02 PM
  9. Darran's Avatar
    Sadly as you said the only way is to delete them then backup and restore.

    If you don't want them on your new iPhone then I'm guessing you don't need them on your old one.
    09-15-2014 09:18 PM
  10. applejosh's Avatar
    If you use the iTunes backup/restore route, make sure to encrypt your iTunes backup. This will then backup your email account information as well so you don't have to enter in new credentials. (Not sure how this would work when using a unique app password because you use 2 factor auth (Google/Hotmail/Live/Outlook.com), but for Exchange accounts, etc., this works.)
    09-15-2014 10:31 PM
  11. Flow39's Avatar
    iCloud or iTunes backups are the best way to restore stuff from your old iPhone to a new one
    09-15-2014 10:36 PM

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