Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by BLOND37, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. BLOND37 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2008
    when itunes does a backup during the update process, is it BEFORE or AFTER the update is applied?

    will it get me back to 5.0?
  2. r2shyyou macrumors 68000


    Oct 3, 2010
    Paris, France
    I haven't plugged my iPhone in my computer in a while but, if memory serves me right, I believe the backup is before the update is applied.

    Are you asking if restoring from a backup prior to updating will get you back to a previous iOS version? I believe the answer to this is no. My understanding is that backing up doesn't back up the actual iOS but rather your content and settings.
  3. Stoo macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    I'd think that the update procedure would take a back up BEFORE doing the iOS update... If the update caused a problem with your data then you'd have a stuffed backup surely.

    However doing a backup doesn't back up iOS, the backup is only of your data.

    To restore iOS back to another version you should hold down ALT and click Check for Update and select the file that is the older version of the OS. Then you can restore your data to the phone.

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