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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:22 pm 
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When you connect an iPhone to a computer and open iTunes for the first time, iTunes offers two choices for what to do with the iPhone:
--> Set up as new iPhone
--> Restore from backup

...or something like that.

Can anyone confirm whether or not clicking "set up as new iPhone" erases the iPhone? If it does, is there any way to back up an iPhone running a recent version of IOS that was never previously synced with a computer, but instead contains data that was "helpfully" copied to it by ATT?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:42 pm 
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I haven't tried this, but it looks like your existing data is safe if you choose 'Set up as new iPhone' according to this poster
MikeyPD, who experimented doing this.
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/20 ... 0&tstart=0
"I bit the bullet and set up as a new phone.

NOTHING WAS ERASED. Everything was okay! Yay!"

You need to click on 'Read all replies' to find his answer.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:34 pm 
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I believe if the iDevice was connected to another system previously the results may be different, but if its being connected to the first desktop/laptop that the iDevice has ever been connected to then it will not wipe the iDevice.

OTOH this is my experience with older versions of iOS and iTunes so the behavior may very well have changed in newer releases. Sorry.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:00 pm 
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I don't have any idea in what circumstances it might decide to erase the phone without further exposition, but at least in my case I bit the bullet, clicked the button, and the phone was not summarily erased. After clicking, iTunes immediately performed a backup without me asking.

Thank you Apple, for your delightful human interface insights that make using iTunes such an exquisite source of blissful relaxation. I love the way iTunes pulls neatly off the vine leaving nothing but the sweet delicately delicious frui...oh, sorry, my bad. I was thinking of fresh raspberries. iTunes is a grotesquely miserable human interface travesty, a Frankenstein's monster of Apple's disparate and incoherent features and obscure goals crudely lashed together for no clearly discernible reason...Oh, and don't even get me started on iCloud.

Anyway, thanks to those who responded here for helping me out on this one.

- Anonymous


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