Does restoring an iPhone to factory settings before a restore from a backup produce a different result than just restoring from a backup?

Restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to factory settings

Restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from a backup

  • I always to the erase all settings and data first. Too many years in the IT biz, it only takes a few extra minutes, and while it may be unnecessary I prefer the belt and suspenders. – Steve Chambers Jun 14 '18 at 20:16


Theres not much more to say. The end result will be the same: the device will be restored from a backup.

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