iPod Touch restore from iPhone backup

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Irockgod, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2012

    I am getting an iPod Touch 5th Gen. I am planning to restore from an iPhone 4 backup. Is this possible and will there be any problems or differences? I just want to get all my apps from my iPod to iPhone. Has anyone done this successfully?

    Thank you very much.
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2011
    Sacramento, CA
    I'm betting that Apple's backup and restore function wont allow this. For example, what will it do when trying to restore your phone history or data for apps that are native to the iPhone but not on the touch?

    You're better off just syncing all of your data (contacts, etc) in iTunes then syncing it to the iPod. Also, worthless "other" data wont get mixed into your iPod.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2008
    Not true. I restored an iPod touch 5 fron an iPhone 4 running iOS 5.1.1. All apps and folders restored from the iPhone. I've not experience any problems.
  4. macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2012
    You can restore any iOS device from any other iOS device as long as the firmware on the device you're restoring to is equal to or newer than the one the backup was made with.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2012
    where you available to retreive everything and most importantly for me would be the messages, will i be able to restore messages and imessages that i had on my iphone into my ipod touch 5? thanks!
  6. macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2010
    I think if you had enabled iMessages on your phone, those will get transferred. Not sure about normal texts though.
  7. macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2010
    I want to know if normal texts will get transferred. Anyone here have tried this and see if it works?
  8. macrumors 68040


    Aug 24, 2012
    New York, USA
    I did the same thing. I used an iPhone 5 backup and restored it to my iPod touch 5.

    Sent from my iPod touch 5 using Tapatalk 2

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