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Set up as new phone or restore?

2147 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 15, 2010 6:46 PM by jimgorski12 RSS
jimgorski12 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Jul 15, 2010 6:22 PM
When my phones comes in should I set it up as new or restore from backup? I have seen many problems on here that seem to be caused from restoring from a backup.Any advice would be appreciated.
iOS 4
  • gizzys dad Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
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    Jul 15, 2010 6:25 PM (in response to jimgorski12)
    If you have experienced problems with updating your old phone you might want to set up as a new phone.

    I have not had issues with my other phones so I just activated the phone on my computer and let itunes do its thing and everything went perfectly.

    People on both sides have had issues so there is no clear cut answer here.
    Imac 20", HP Vista w/42" Samsung HDMI monitor, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 3 Iphone 3G's, 2 iphone 4's, a bunch of ipods and a heap of Apple stock
  • Cubus25 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Jul 15, 2010 6:27 PM (in response to jimgorski12)
    Your better off setting them up as new phones. If there is anything that is corrupt on the old backups it will follow it onto the new phone.
    MacBook Pro 15" (Late 2008), Mac OS X (10.6.3), 2.4 GHz 4 GB RAM 500 GB SSD
  • sharpeye767 Calculating status...
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    Jul 15, 2010 6:28 PM (in response to jimgorski12)
    Well i can tell you my experience if that helps. As I opened my box put in SSN and then zip code and then restored. Took about 10 min or so not too sure then my phone has been perfect since. Good luck with your descision i would restore though.
    Hp Touchsmart, Windows Vista, Iphone 3G, Iphone 4
  • sharpeye767 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 15, 2010 6:40 PM (in response to jimgorski12)
    There is no disadvantage so to speak. If you recover then everything on your current iphone will be on the new one.
    Hp Touchsmart, Windows Vista, Iphone 3G, Iphone 4
  • Bob Rodenburg Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
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    Jul 15, 2010 6:43 PM (in response to jimgorski12)
    I used the restore route, and I got the numeric power meter from my old 3GS's field test setup. IPhone 4 won't take the field test code, so this is the only way I know to get that feature on the new phone.
    Dual 2 GHz G5, 2009 iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 3 GB RAM, 1st gen iPhone (8 GB), iPhone 3GS

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