Backup to iphone 5s From iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Slower Pace, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. Slower Pace macrumors member

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    I hope I'm not being redundant. I searched for this answer and did not find it:

    I backed up my iPhone 4 to my computer. My iPhone 5s will arrive in a few days. Each phone has a unique serial number. Can I "restore" the several gigabytes of information from one phone to another, even though each has a different identifier? Or does the backup just recognize the phone from which it received the information?
     
  2. dotme macrumors 6502a

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    You can restore just fine. I'd suggest upgrading the 4 to iOS 7 while you wait. Makes for a smoother transition backup/restore-wise in my opinion.
     
  3. blhoward2 macrumors 6502

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    You can but its a bad idea to do so when changing hardware or major software revisions. There have been known problems in the past.
     
  4. krizko macrumors regular

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    Yes, this should work just fine. Especially if you had the iPhone 4 updated to iOS 7 when you completed the back up.
     

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