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turtle
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Formerly turtle2472
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Upstate South Carolina
 
2020-04-30, 18:31

Is it any good? Should I trust it over using iTunes/Finder and a cable?

It looks like I'm going to switch cell providers and they are steeply discounting phones making it worth upgrading them. The guy wants to use the Migration Tool built into iOS but I've never used it and wonder if it is worth me using or just sticking with the cable.

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kieran
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Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: New York City
 
2020-04-30, 19:09

That's how I transferred when my wife and I got the iPhone 11 Pros in the fall. Just transfers over the essentials, but the bigger items like apps and such get downloaded like normal from iCloud if I recall.

iTunes will definitely get this stuff back quicker, but this works as well.
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turtle
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2020-04-30, 21:39

Cool. I think I'll go ahead and backup to iTunes/Finder and then try the migration tool. Worst case then would be I end up wiping and restoring from iTunes if I don't like the migration. I'm sure it will be fine just wanted to know if anyone had any experience with it.

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turtle
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Join Date: Mar 2005
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2020-05-06, 14:00

I have to say the only perk to doing this method was nothing. I mean, maybe if I didn't have an iTunes backup it would have been better than just iCloud but that is only because it would have saved me from having to log into the device with iCloud off the start. Beyond that is it the same as an iCloud restore from what I could tell.

iTunes/Finder backup and restore still win by all accounts if you can use it.

What would make the most difference is if they could make it less painful to migrate devices when the OS doesn't line up. I get that they need to match for settings to properly migrate... but man it sucks bad having to update the devices before being able to migrate.

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