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ptrowski
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[iPhone] Bought wife the 5, restore from the cloud

The 5 arrived for my wife today and before I tinker I wanted to check with you all. I use my PC to backup my phone to iTunes, I set hers to use iCloud. So when I activate the new phone and restore from the cloud will that restore just settings, email etc or apps and music? Never used iCloud before.


haroldo

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If she backed up to the cloud...it's a few buttons to press and she's good to go, everything should show up


ptrowski
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Thanks, I backed it up to the cloud this AM. Now for speed to restore, iTunes via USB or wireless N, which do you think would be faster?


dfc888
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iTunes via USB is faster, if you have a lot of apps (especially large apps)... Because IIRC, restoring from iCloud will require you to wait for the device to redownload each and every one of your apps.


haroldo

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united state
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I don't think so...I restored and I thought everything showed up...it took a while, but if I'm not mistaken it did the apps, too


Thinkdiff
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The Apps redownload from the iTunes store separately from the iCloud restore process. I think that's what Defcon888 was saying - with iTunes, the apps would be restored locally instead of redownloaded.
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ptrowski
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Thanks for the help folks. Got it done last night after dinner, man did that thing sync fast!


haroldo

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Another Festivus Miracle!


ptrowski
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Sure is! I started the restore, went downstairs for a bit and then went to check on the progress and it was done.