Restoring from iTunes cloud

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  1. J-94

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    I think I messed up. I backed my iPhone 5 up to the cloud before activatin the iPhone 6. I assumed the back up was complete and turned the phone off. Now half my pics and stuff are stuck downloading. Should I restore to factory settings and try again?
     
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  2. VOLS34

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    How much extra iCloud do you pay for?
     
  3. J-94

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    I have enough gigs. I pay for 20 and only use 5.2
     
  4. efuseakay

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    I always backup right to my PC. With the encrypted backup, passwords and stuff are saved too.

    OP, hope you get it sorted out.
     
  5. J-94

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    Can anyone help me sort out how to scrap this restore and start another?
     
  6. iErik

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    You should just be able to "erase all content and settings" in the settings app and then start all over.
     
  7. chris

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    Does your old iPhone have all of your data? If you're concerned about not having a complete iCloud backup, I would delete the content on your new iPhone and backup your old iPhone to iCloud. Once that's completed, do a restore on your new iPhone 6 using the completed iCloud backup from your old phone.

    To speed things up, you could also backup on your Mac/PC and restore via a tethered connection.
     
  8. J-94

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    Thanks guys! I decided to do it the old fashioned way to save time. I tried doing something differently by restoring via iCloud but I think it's best just to use the computer.
     
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    Nothing like old school connections. Good luck and hope it turns out ok for you.
     
  10. iErik

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    I tried to restore my iPhone 5 backup up from iTunes and I got a message when it was almost finished that it was corrupt and incompatible with the new phone.

    Oh well, was going to set up as new this coming week but I guess I'm doing it tonight.
     
  11. VOLS34

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    It's not that bad. The important stuff like contacts sync anyway. You can go to your purchased history in iTunes & the App Store & download all the apps you want to keep.
     
  12. iErik

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    Yeah, it's just a PITA I didn't want to deal with tonight. No biggie.
     
  13. J-94

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    Thanks! I decided to let the iCloud restore run its course while I updated my iTunes on my old computer. If it's not finished by the time I head off to work, will the restore pause itself until I can get back to wifi?
     

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