Can I back up an iPhone and manually move the backup file?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by manyelski, May 28, 2016.

  1. manyelski macrumors member

    manyelski

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    Hello, can I back up an iPhone and manually move the backup file to some other directory and then put it on a different Mac and use it to restore a different iPhone? (also if my iphone is backing up to iCloud and I factory reset it and sell it, then buy a new iphone and connect it to a different Mac, but using the same apple account would I be able to restore the new iphone from the new mac from the old iCloud account?). Thanks.
     
  2. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

    richwoodrocket

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    Hamburg, NY
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    I know you can transfer the backup to another computer, whether you could use it on that computer to restore another iPhone, I'm not sure.
     

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