HELP: How to transfer data from iPhone 4s (iOS 7) to iPhone 5s (iOS 8)?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by alemack, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. alemack macrumors newbie


    Aug 10, 2015
    I have just purchased a new iPhone 5s, which runs on iOS 8.4. I did a backup of my old iPhone 4 (iOS 7.1.2, then went to iTunes to set up my iPhone 5s, expecting to restore the backup onto this new phone - only it wouldn't let me, as the backup wasn't iOS 8, but of course, an iPhone 4 isn't iOS 8 compatible.

    I know I'm late to the party, but there must be some way to do this, else what did all the iPhone 4 users do when the iPhone 5s was released in 2013?
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    A newer version of iOS can install a backup from an older one, that shouldn't be an issue. What was the error that you were receiving?

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