Backing up old phone for use on 6s: Upgrade to iOS 9 first?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by The Toddler, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. The Toddler macrumors member

    The Toddler

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I've got an iPhone 4S running iOS 7.1.2, and I want to bring over my photos, app data, and such to my new iPhone 6S.

    Should I create a backup of the 4S as is and restore that to the 6S when I get it, or should I upgrade the 4S to iOS 9 first and then create the backup, or doesn't it matter?

    Thanks.
     
  2. rhonin macrumors newbie

    rhonin

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    #2
    Unless your 4S is having issues I would leave it as is, backup, and use that backup for a restore on your new device.
     
  3. d.steve macrumors regular

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    It works either way, so I wouldn't upgrade the 4S just for this.
     
  4. The Toddler thread starter macrumors member

    The Toddler

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    It turns out it didn't matter. The restore worked just fine with the backup made with 7.1.2, and afterwards I upgraded the 4s to iOS 9 anyway. That also went smoothly and the phone seemed to perform well.
     

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