iPhone Do I need to upgrade my iPhone to iOS 13 before going to new phone?

michael31986

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I was going to wait to use iOS 13 until I got my new iPhone, but will it not let me back up my iCloud and sync it on the new iPhone if its not on the same iOS?
 

eoblaed

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You can restore from a 12.4 backup no problem.

What you can't do is restore from a 13.1 backup onto a 13.0 device (ie. you cannot restore from a backup that was made from a more recent OS than what your new phone is running).
 

Paddle1

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As long as the device you're restoring the backup on is on the same version or newer there should be no issue.
 

newellj

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This is all correct. I did just so I had a little time to get used to 13 before picking up the new phone tomorrow. But it's totally optional.
 

michael31986

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I'm not going to restore. I just usually log into my new iPhone with iCloud account and transfer whatever iCloud saves. I like to start fresh with new phones.

Just wasn't sure if it would interfer. Thanks