backup question before iphone 6s upgrade

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by zman2596, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. zman2596 macrumors newbie


    Sep 25, 2015
    Okay, last night i backed up both of our phones on itunes to be ready to upgrade today. My wife's phone was still on the last iOS, maybe 8.3. Will that backup restore to the iphone 6s when we bring it home? I'm concerned because its older iOS. If not, do I need to go home and update her to new iOS, then backup, then go get upgrade?
  2. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    Should be ok. Problem is usually other way around. If backup is 8.4.1 but new phone is 8.3. But I didn't have that with 6s which is 9.0 and backup was 9.0 1
  3. zman2596 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Sep 25, 2015
    would the phone then ihave ios 8 on it once restored? Obviously would upgrade to 9.0.1 then. just curious.
  4. rijc99 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2015
    No, iPhone 6s comes with iOS 9 so it would stay the same. The backups are of the data and not the OS.
  5. mgroot macrumors regular


    Jul 25, 2014
    If you want to keep all the wifi passwords etc so you won't have to re-enter those on the new phone, use an encrypted backup

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