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Registered: ‎07-04-2012

Help starting with the iphone5

im just backing up my old iPhone to the cloud so that I can use this to install onto new iPhone.    Will it bring everything over including apps in their folders?

 

im scared of losing everything. 

 

Thanks

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Re: Help starting with the iphone5

Cloud won't do app or songs Unfortunatly. Back up to iTunes making sure you sync everything to your computer and then use that back up to move to your iPhone 5Smiley Happy.

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Re: Help starting with the iphone5

Liquid, good to see you chipping in with help and advice Smiley Happy

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Re: Help starting with the iphone5

I stand corrected I'm sure when I checked the other day apps and music weren't supported haha. Either way I reccomend useing iTunesSmiley Happy
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Re: Help starting with the iphone5

I'm trying Smiley Happy its nice to get questions that stump me then I can go find a solution I learn from helping its a win winSmiley Happy
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Re: Help starting with the iphone5


Loobs wrote:

im just backing up my old iPhone to the cloud so that I can use this to install onto new iPhone.    Will it bring everything over including apps in their folders?

 

im scared of losing everything. 

 

Thanks


Backing up to iCloud will result in slowest restore...

 

When you restore, it'll bring back settings and folder sets etc but then individually redownload the apps from Apple.

 

Given their servers are busy that will take a long time.

 

I would recommend backing up to iTunes and using that to restore as it installs the apps from the local computer copies via USB rather than download... it'll also resync media

 

The iCloud/iTunes backup does keep all app locations, data and settings so you're ok on that front but right now its a bad time to restore from iCloud as they're are millions of devices potentially all doing the same Smiley Happy

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Re: Help starting with the iphone5

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Loobs wrote:

im just backing up my old iPhone to the cloud so that I can use this to install onto new iPhone.    Will it bring everything over including apps in their folders?

 

im scared of losing everything. 

 

Thanks


 

 

just plug it into itunes and sync that way. wont the cloud be restricted by bandwidth?

 

anyway, yeah, it brings everything back over. apps, photos, songs, all your settings, texts etc.

 

when you first plug it into itunes it has 2 options, setting it up as a new phone or restore from backup. simply restore from backup. it doesnt take long