Backup to iphone 5s From iPhone 4?

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

  1. Slower Pace macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2009
    La Grande, Oregon, USA
    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

    Oct 18, 2011
    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 6502a

    Sep 19, 2012
    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

    Nov 10, 2009
    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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