Get data from iPhone 5 onto iPhone 4

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by userled, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. userled macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2013
    Hi -
    I had an iPhone 5 and no longer have it. I synced data to iTunes before I lost it

    I would like to get the data, contacts, photo onto to my old iPhone 4

    When I plug in my iPhone 4 to my iTunes it asks me to restore backup - but the data referenced is from 1+years ago (perhaps the last time I backed up iPhone 4) and not the date of my iPhone 5 backup

    I'm sure my iPhone 5 data is on there, but how can I get to it and get it loaded to my iPhone 4?

    Is iTunes auto-detecting this is an iPhone 4, and thus showing me the last backup from iPhone 4 or is there a way to select data sync to my iPhone 5 data

    Do I need to update my itunes or iOS somehow?

    If someone can please help walk me through what can be done, I would be really thankful!

  2. AriGold macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2010
    I would also like to know this.
  3. seanwebb68 macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2010
    As far as I'm aware you can't restore from the backup of the iPhone 5 but you could use a third party bit of software to retrieve the files you want from your back up and restore them to the iPhone 4

Share This Page