Going from 6 to 6S

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  1. lienhart macrumors 6502

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    So I have a question about making my transition from 6 to 6S. My current 6 is on iOS 9.1, but the 6S is coming with iOS 9.0. Can I downgrade to 9 without losing anything? I have a back up on iOS 9 but it's a little old and I don't want to use that one. I didn't even consider this situation. Does anyone know how quick the new devices get betas (aka so I can get the 6S to have 9.1 so I don't have to lose anything.)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
     
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  3. lienhart thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Because I want to?
     
  4. kingc0bra macrumors regular

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    What sold you on that minor update though, just curious
     
  5. d123 macrumors 68000

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    Download the 9.0 PR and then use the 'shift' + check for update in iTunes and point iTunes to the .ipsw. It will then "update" to the 9.0PR.
     
  6. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    Just update the 6S then restore from backup.
     
  7. d123 macrumors 68000

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    You might want to go and research the "minor update"...
     
  8. lienhart thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I go to music festivals a LOT, so the 4K recording and improved camera is big for me. I love the new color. Also the new selfie camera is awesome because I like taking group pictures. The 3D Touch is just so convinient I could see myself using it a lot, and am interested in seeing how apps integrate it. The faster speeds and RAM are cool too.

    My dad also wants a smartphone (never had one) so I'm giving him mine anyway so I need a new phone
     
  9. lienhart thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Will it have iOS 9.1 beta availible on release day tho?
     
  10. celly macrumors 6502

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    Unlikely. Most likely the 9.0 release from yesterday.

    Check out this thread on how to downgrade from 9.1 beta to 9.0 final:

    http://bit.ly/1KtwESK

    That's assuming you want to downgrade your 6, backup and then restore to the 6s using 9.0
     
  11. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816

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    Register the 6S for the beta and the restore from m backup, like @Vundu wrote. That's what I plan to do.
     
  12. bueller1 macrumors 6502

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    Lol not sure what provokes these snarky responses. Would you relax
     
  13. celly macrumors 6502

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    Definitely another option. I plan to register my new 6s + in due course but want to rock 9.0 for a while first.
     
  14. duaneu macrumors 6502a

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    Many people upgrade every year. That's the whole point behind things like Apple Upgrade Program and AT&T Next.

    And how is that helping to answer the OP's question?
     
  15. d123 macrumors 68000

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    I'm completely relaxed, I just suggested he do a little more research if he thinks it's a minor update.

    If anyone is snarky and needs to relax I would be looking at you...
     
  16. Kendo macrumors 68000

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    Might wanna re-read the thread to see who started the provoking.
     
  17. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Minor ? are you kidding or lack of information

    12 MP camera over an 8 MP

    Better screen

    Improved TouchID

    Better front camera (5 mp) over the others

    Faster CPU/GPU

    Improved and strengthen body

    2 GB memory over 1 GB

    3D Touch

    and a minor upgrade to the color
     
  18. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Minor update? I'm going from a 6+ to 6s+ and I don't think it's a minor update.
     
  19. lienhart thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This worked, thanks! It's telling me that a software update is available though (iOS 9 even though I have the GM...) I'm scared to update it thinking it will become confused and break something.
     
  20. d123, Sep 17, 2015
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    d123 macrumors 68000

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    Have you deleted the beta profile?

    Settings - General, scroll to the bottom iirc.

    Edit: you should have updated to 9.0 PR, the public release, not the GM. Check what update its offering you.

    Here is a link to 9.0PR if you are still on the GM (but make sure you delete the beta profile first, or it will offer you a 9.1 beta update),
     
  21. lienhart thread starter macrumors 6502

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    There is no beta profile on profiles :eek: Maybe it's gone now or something?
     
  22. d123 macrumors 68000

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    The update might delete it, I'm sure I had to manually delete it when I downgraded my Air during the week, if it's gone I wouldn't worry.

    Have you checked what update is being offered? If you used the GM it's probably the PR air you don't have the beta profile. The public release isn't the same as the GM this time.
     
  23. lienhart thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's what I was thinking. And it says iOS 9 followed by the usual release notes for every big iOS installment (the public ones) so I'm gonna download it and hopefully everything is ok. Thank you for all the help I appreciate it!:)
     
  24. bushman4 macrumors 68000

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    For a person with a iPhone 6 these are minor
    By the way you forgot the 4K video recording
     
  25. engelke2010 macrumors 6502a

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    Not necessarily true for everyone. I have a 6+ and I am upgrading. Why would I ever even start in the AT&T Next program if I wasn't going to upgrade each year?
     

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