Can I downgrade without losing my SMS, photos, etc?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by MacMartyr, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. MacMartyr macrumors member

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    How can I safely downgrade to iOS 6 without losing my texts and photos? Can I load a iOS 7 backup to iOS6?
     
  2. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    There is no official way.
     
  3. Zellio macrumors 65816

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  4. iAmirul macrumors regular

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    Sadly you can't.. Tried and tested haha..
     
  5. MacMartyr thread starter macrumors member

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    :( Have you tried trying to get back SMS from an iCloud backup?
     
  6. Tamagotchi macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm, I remember during the beta people were having issues with this. Their iOS7 info (SMS, Photos, etc) had been upgraded to iOS7, thus weren't compatible with iOS6.

    The best thing you can do is to import all your photos to your Mac/PC and at least try to save those.
     
  7. chirop macrumors member

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    I managed to backup all my photos in the dropbox app.

    i don't know if i'm going to downgrade yet.
     
  8. iAmirul macrumors regular

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    i dont use iCloud backup so I cant answer your question.. Sorry!
     
  9. mactumors macrumors 6502

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  10. Thefabo macrumors newbie

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    Apple iTunes does not let them restore a backup to an iPod iPad iPhone with older iOS version.
     
  11. TurnUpTheBass macrumors newbie

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    You actually can downgrade from 7.0 to 6.1.4 - just did - with my AT&T iPhone. Apparently there is a (non-official) 24-hour window in which this is still possible. Grab a 6.1.4 ipsw and do a custom restore. Very happy to be back - I really didn't like the overly white / flat look with the ugly icons and some of the changes they did to mail and calender. I also like the old "search" better.
    Other than than that, I liked the new features of IOS7 a lot (especially all the former jailbreak tweaks being embedded).
     
  12. oplix macrumors 65816

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    you can downgrade and restore from icloud. the last backup before you updated to ios 7. This will restore everything except music to the way it was prior to update. Any texts/etc after you updated will not be there.
     

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