1. Zafla's Avatar
    I just need some clarification. I'm planning to set up my device as new. My friend said that once I do, that if I sign in to iCloud I can pull my contacts, reminders, calendar and notes. Just making sure I'll be able to. I'm not worried about my messages since they automatically delete after 30 days and all my photos are on Dropbox. I also don't mind setting up all my apps again.
    09-23-2015 03:09 PM
  2. mayconvert's Avatar
    Game Center does not save your game progress. That's up to the app developers. Game Center saves your statistics and stuff. Any game progress that's saved in iCloud is because the developer made it so.
    Any developer that is taking advantage of Game center, is saving your progress. They wouldn't bother writing game center log ins into the code if they were not going to back up where you left off. it's not hard to understand. If it logs into game center, if will resume where you left off when you log back into game center and install the game.
    09-23-2015 05:15 PM
  3. SnapThrow's Avatar
    I just need some clarification. I'm planning to set up my device as new. My friend said that once I do, that if I sign in to iCloud I can pull my contacts, reminders, calendar and notes. Just making sure I'll be able to...
    Yes as long as that is where you are syncing that data
    09-23-2015 09:15 PM
  4. SnapThrow's Avatar
    I'm gonna set up has new. Love the feeling of a fresh install with no baggage lol
    Totally agree but this will be the first new iPhone I do not setup as new because I would lose my workout data on my Apple Watch by doing so -- oh well, hopefully Apple will separate the iPhone and Watch backup data someday
    Sekelani Zwambila likes this.
    09-23-2015 09:17 PM
  5. randallking's Avatar
    I just need some clarification. I'm planning to set up my device as new. My friend said that once I do, that if I sign in to iCloud I can pull my contacts, reminders, calendar and notes. Just making sure I'll be able to. I'm not worried about my messages since they automatically delete after 30 days and all my photos are on Dropbox. I also don't mind setting up all my apps again.
    If you want to be certain, just sign in to icloud.com in your browser on a Mac or PC. See if all your contacts, reminders, notes, and calendar items show up there.
    Zafla likes this.
    09-24-2015 07:26 AM
  6. Jimbos Jumbos's Avatar
    I have never set up as new. Wouldnt you lose all data like message and call history? Is there a way to back up your notes? What about your camera roll? Do you not reload pics? or does everyone just use cloud storage for that?

    Wow, the more I think about it, you have to reenter your wallet info, your network info, your mail info.
    09-24-2015 08:18 AM
  7. Guacho's Avatar
    I haven't set a new iPhone up as a new device since my iPhone 4S in 2010.


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    Same here, for about 5 years, no issues whatsoever
    09-24-2015 11:54 AM
  8. Guacho's Avatar
    I just need some clarification. I'm planning to set up my device as new. My friend said that once I do, that if I sign in to iCloud I can pull my contacts, reminders, calendar and notes. Just making sure I'll be able to. I'm not worried about my messages since they automatically delete after 30 days and all my photos are on Dropbox. I also don't mind setting up all my apps again.
    Whatever is saved in your iCloud account will be transferred to the new device , go to iCloud.com and then check and make sure all your data is there
    Zafla likes this.
    09-24-2015 12:00 PM
  9. Guacho's Avatar
    Also, if you set up as new and use a password keeper like 1Password, you need to be sure it's synced to your computer or Dropbox. Otherwise you will lose your passwords.
    I have it sync with iCloud, but good tip
    09-24-2015 12:01 PM
  10. SnapThrow's Avatar
    I have never set up as new. Wouldnt you lose all data like message and call history? Is there a way to back up your notes? What about your camera roll? Do you not reload pics? or does everyone just use cloud storage for that?

    Wow, the more I think about it, you have to reenter your wallet info, your network info, your mail info.
    A lot of that comes back when you enter your iCloud info. Although yes you would lose call/text history and you have to setup up mail accounts again. I use Apple Photos so all of that comes back, notes are sync'd with iCloud so those come back. Known networks also come back via iCloud. Wallet info needs to be re-authenticated no matter what you do. So for me, starting "fresh" with a clean install and the new iPhone running smooth and fast is worth it once a year. However the deal breaker for me this time is my Apple Watch and losing all my activity data if I setup my new 6s+ as new... so I will be restoring from an iCloud backup....
    09-24-2015 01:59 PM
  11. Sargent Pepper's Avatar
    Hi guys newbie here,

    I'm very interested in this topic as I'm yet to update my iphone5s to ios9 and subsequently not upgraded my apple watch to os2 either. However whilst preparing my current phone to be sold i unlocked the network restrictions by doing a reset and as a result had to re-pair my watch (which lost my activity info) and several iPhone apps need reseting (which I've not done thinking i'd have to do it once my 6s comes anyway)

    I'm not bothered about keeping old messages or photos (as long as photos stay on the photos app on my mac) as i'm looking forward to starting a new collection with the better camera. But i would like to keep my contacts, calendar, iTunes etc. How would i do that if i start anew and will i still be able to link it with my other devices (macbook pro, iMac, ipadAir2)?
    09-24-2015 03:16 PM
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