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Old Aug 29, 2013, 12:11 AM   #1
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How do iOS 7 Beta Backups Work?

Just wondering, I backed up my phone that was on iOS beta 4 back to iOS 6.

Obviously, I currently can't get my backup while on iOS 6. But what I am wondering is, when I update to the FINAL/PUBLIC version of iOS 7, will I be able to restore it from my backup that I did while i had the iOS 7 beta?

Probably a dumb question, but thanks.
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Old Aug 29, 2013, 01:13 AM   #2
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I would personally make a back up just before upgrading to iOS:7 (GM release) That way everything is as up-to-date as can be.

Even better would be to do a fresh install, so no stale information is carried across.
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Old Aug 29, 2013, 01:49 PM   #3
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assuming that you're a registered developer

iOS 7 can restore iOS 6 backup
iOS 6 can not restore iOS 7 backup

if you're not a registered developer and you loaded iOS 7... "that way"
you won't be able to restore iOS 7 backup until public release cause there is no way to restore your phone w/o wiping your phone and going through activation first.
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Old Aug 29, 2013, 01:59 PM   #4
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...when I update to the FINAL/PUBLIC version of iOS 7, will I be able to restore it from my backup that I did while i had the iOS 7 beta?
Short answer: Yes.
But you might have some very minor jerks here and there because you are essentially using a backup that was created on buggy software.
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Old Aug 29, 2013, 04:07 PM   #5
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Restoring a backup from the beta onto the final release should be perfectly fine. App data, settings, etc are backed up. The core operating system is not. It's POSSIBLE for a bug to sneak through, but kind of unlikely. People just like to do a full wipe because it makes them feel better.
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Old Aug 29, 2013, 05:13 PM   #6
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Just set it up as a new iphone first, then restore from backup.

(I used to be afraid to set up as new, but, all your apps/photos/texts/settings are all in the backup, you can do this after setting it up as a new phone).
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Old Aug 30, 2013, 09:44 AM   #7
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Just set it up as a new iphone first, then restore from backup.

(I used to be afraid to set up as new, but, all your apps/photos/texts/settings are all in the backup, you can do this after setting it up as a new phone).
Is this considered a fresh/clean install?
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