Can I 'restore from backup' of iPhone 4 on IOS6 to new iPhone 5s?

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  1. Sapphire08 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I'm running an old iPhone 4 and still using IOS 6 on it as I've been wary of upgrading to IOS7 incase it slows it down. I'm going to upgrade to iPhone 5s (it's ordered :D) and give my old iPhone 4 to my dad.

    When my new one arrives should I 'restore using backup' of the iPhone 4 or not??
    I've never upgraded my iPhone before and reading a few websites they say they restoring from backup is easy but should both be running IOS7 - so will this cause a problem?

    Am I better to set up the 5s as a new phone and just sync iCloud stuff (if so what would be missing?) and then download apps that I want to have on to the 5s??

    Hope that makes sense and all advice really appreciated.
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    You can restore your backup just fine. Shouldn't be an issue at all.
     
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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  4. pat park macrumors 6502a

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    You can restore your apps and general layout, but it will restore to the latest OS (iOS 7).
     
  5. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    That's the idea. The question is will restoring from a backup of OS6 cause problems with the latest operating system on the new iPhone and the answer is no. Everything will copy over just like if you were to restore from a backup of the latest OS.
     
  6. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    One thing to add. You can only restore from back up from and older iOS to a new iOS or the same iOS. You cannot restore from back up from an newer iOS to an older one.
     
  7. Sapphire08 thread starter macrumors member

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    ok thank you so much guys, that's really helpful thank you :)
     
  8. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Your welcome:)
     

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