2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 1, 2012 2:22 PM by ksmolka
doetsch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

keeping my apple ID (and phone #) can I start clean with my iPhone 5 with setup as new or shoud I restore if I am replacing an old iphone?


iPhone 5
  • 1. Re: set up as new iphone Vs. restore from icloud
    wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,285 points)

    That's up to you...you can do either or.

  • 2. Re: set up as new iphone Vs. restore from icloud
    ksmolka Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    When I did an upgraded from 3GS to iPhone 4, I did a restore and after a week the phone crashed. The phone didnt want to turn on, plus I did not do a backup and all photose went bye bye. Went to apple genius, he said and suggested when upgrading to a newer model you better want to start fresh, since the device might have different hardware/software connections that are in the backup files.

     

    Seems strange to me, but after that accident, every time I do a phone upgrade I start fresh.

     

    Hope this helps!