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

    Oct 17, 2011
    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?

  2. rhonin macrumors newbie


    Jun 7, 2010
    Ventura, Ca
    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

    Jan 6, 2012
    It works either way, so I wouldn't upgrade the 4S just for this.
  4. The Toddler thread starter macrumors member

    The Toddler

    Oct 17, 2011
    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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