iCloud Backups on 6.0.1 on 6.1

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Mac Rules, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Mac Rules

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    Jul 15, 2006
    #1
    Hi All,

    My iPhone died last weekend :(

    It was backed up to iCloud whilst still running 6.0.1, during the time that my phone has been away Apple has release 6.1.

    I have had previous experience of iOS 5 iCloud backups not being available to a different version of iOS.

    Could someone confirm if their 6.0.1 backups were available to backup from and/or worked successfully?

    I'm worried that they will upgrade to 6.1 and I will lose the ability to restore my phone.

    Appreciate any help you can provide.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Feb 26, 2011
    #2
    Backups are backwards compatible. So as long as you are restoring to an iOS the same or newer than the backup version you will be fine.

    I can only imagine the problem you havd in the past was trying to restore a newer backup to an older iOS version (backup 5.2 to 5.1 maybe)

    It has to be like this or people would never be able to restore a backup of previous devices on new devices when they upgrade. I.e. iphone 3g is still on 4.2.2 but I could use the backup from that to restore to an iphone 5 on 6.1.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mac Rules

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    Jul 15, 2006
    #3
    Good point, cheers
     

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