1. iHeartApple2's Avatar
    I get the latest iPhone every year and every year I usually just set up my device from an iCloud backup. My current iPhone 6 seems to be working just fine. Would setting up my iPhone 6s as a new device benefit me at all or should I continue restoring from backups like I have in the past? I have asked this question before and only received opinions on what I should do. Is there any hard core facts out there that state one is better than the other?
    09-20-2015 04:51 PM
  2. HankAZ's Avatar
    No hard facts. Just personal preferences.
    I haven't set a new iPhone up as a new device since my iPhone 4S in 2010.


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    09-20-2015 05:08 PM
  3. HankAZ's Avatar
    I don't set up as new either. I thinking done it once since iCloud backups started to clear a pesky issue I had on a beta and I wanted to get back to a released version.
    But others will swear it helps. Who knows if it does any good or not?
    I just got the iPad Mini 4 and before I restored it, I did an encrypted iTunes backup. Made restoring and setup a breeze. Gonna take that route with my iPhone 6S Plus.


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    09-20-2015 05:15 PM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    New is great, but a hassle to set up again. I'll set up with an iCloud back up. If it's corrupted, I'll restore as new.
    09-20-2015 06:21 PM
  5. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I always just set up as new. It's a hassle but it's a habit from my old Android days. It kept me from getting corrupt data from a back up onto my new device.


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    09-20-2015 06:29 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It's not a secret that I'm a fan of setting is as new, but as warcraftWidow stated, there's no "hard facts" to prove whether or not it's beneficial. Having said that, I'll continue to set up my devices as new because that is what I prefer.
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    09-20-2015 06:42 PM
  7. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    It's not a secret that I'm a fan of setting is as new, but as warcraftWidow stated, there's no "hard facts" to prove whether or not it's beneficial. Having said that, I'll continue to set up my devices as new because that is what I prefer.
    Are you getting the new 6s plus? Or gonna wait it out for the 7?


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    09-20-2015 07:02 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Are you getting the new 6s plus? Or gonna wait it out for the 7?


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    The "current" plan is to keep using my iPhone 6 Plus and then upgrade to the iPhone 7 next fall.
    09-20-2015 07:04 PM
  9. pr1nce's Avatar
    I always set up my new iPhones with an iCloud backup. However, I just recently had an issue where I did set up my device as new. It's a little time consuming but I wanted to make sure I had a clean install and started fresh.
    09-20-2015 07:41 PM
  10. zerog46's Avatar
    I'll do,a clean install this time because I'm moving to a device with new options "3D Touch". Not that it matters but I'm makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside...


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    09-20-2015 07:45 PM
  11. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I'll do,a clean install this time because I'm moving to a device with new options "3D Touch". Not that it matters but I'm makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside...


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    I find it fun to setup as new. I pick which apps to install first to they'll be in the order I want... Settings I can tinker with... Etc. It's a hassle but it's enjoyable.


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    09-20-2015 08:09 PM
  12. Terb's Avatar
    As stated, no hard facts. Will continue as always to set up as new


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    09-20-2015 08:43 PM
  13. abarzua21's Avatar
    I always set up as new

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    09-20-2015 08:57 PM
  14. iHeartApple2's Avatar
    I have Apple Store gift cards in my Wallet app. If I set up as a new device will I loose these?
    09-20-2015 09:25 PM
  15. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    I have Apple Store gift cards in my Wallet app. If I set up as a new device will I loose these?
    No they are synced with your iCloud.


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    09-20-2015 09:35 PM
  16. king_o_hill's Avatar
    I always recommend a setup as new when going from one major iOS to another. But I also always setup as new myself as I've seen some JB crap get carried over.


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    09-20-2015 09:59 PM
  17. HankAZ's Avatar
    I always recommend a setup as new when going from one major iOS to another. But I also always setup as new myself as I've seen some JB crap get carried over.
    If you don't jailbreak, there's no "JB crap" to get carried over.
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    09-20-2015 10:37 PM
  18. chrisforpm's Avatar
    I always setup as new. It's become a tradition and that's what I'll be doing Friday evening. It gives me a chance to go through and get rid of apps that I don't use.


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    09-20-2015 10:43 PM
  19. miketko's Avatar
    Planning on restoring. I'd like all my health data to carry over
    09-20-2015 11:01 PM
  20. king_o_hill's Avatar
    If you don't jailbreak, there's no "JB crap" to get carried over.
    What good is an idevice without a jailbreak? I would never use any device from any manufacturer that I couldn't gain access to the root file system.

    Besides, there's plenty of crap that iOS can leave behind, but if you don't jailbreak, then you wouldn't know that either.


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    09-20-2015 11:21 PM
  21. HankAZ's Avatar
    What good is an idevice without a jailbreak? I would never use any device from any manufacturer that I couldn't gain access to the root file system.

    Besides, there's plenty of crap that iOS can leave behind, but if you don't jailbreak, then you wouldn't know that either.

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    You are entitled to you opinion. I just don't happen to subscribe to it.
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    09-20-2015 11:25 PM
  22. king_o_hill's Avatar
    Planning on restoring. I'd like all my health data to carry over
    If you have it backed up in iCloud, it shouldn't be a problem.


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    09-20-2015 11:53 PM
  23. miketko's Avatar
    If you have it backed up in iCloud, it shouldn't be a problem.


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    Hmm. So once I'm singed into iCloud health data will move over without a restore ?


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    09-20-2015 11:58 PM
  24. HankAZ's Avatar
    Here's the info on encrypted backups - which are required to save/restore health data and other sensitive data:

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205220

    You can either do an iCloud backup which encrypts the data automatically, or manually do an encrypted backup in iTunes.
    miketko likes this.
    09-21-2015 12:06 AM
  25. miketko's Avatar
    Here's the info on encrypted backups - which are required to save/restore health data and other sensitive data:

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205220

    You can either do an iCloud backup which encrypts the data automatically, or manually do an encrypted backup in iTunes.
    Cool. Thanks


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    09-21-2015 02:10 AM
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