iPhone Going back to iOS 12

Discussion in 'iOS 13' started by jgelin, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. jgelin macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2015
    St Petersburg, FL
    Hi all,

    I have an archived backup of iOS 12 from before the beta and am thinking about going back to stable release while travelling soon. If I do go back to the stable release, I know I am going to have data from that backup time but all my iCloud Photos and also the iCloud messages will just be re-downloaded to the device? That is my main question is what happens to the cloud-based data when restoring is that going to be untouched? Has anyone done this yet?

  2. Knockoutjosie macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2012
    any iOS 12 photos/ messages will upload. anything else after iOS 13 will not
  3. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    You shouldn't lose any iCloud photos. I haven't used iCloud messages so I can't comment there.
  4. Chazzle macrumors 68000


    Jul 17, 2015
    If you’ve had iCloud photos and iCloud messages turned on for sometime, those are saved in iCloud separately from your backup and should redownload once you toggle them on in iCloud settings, even if you don’t restore a backup.

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