How do I restore an iPhone 4s (iOs 8.2) to a iPhone 6 (iOs 8.1.2)?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JohnWick, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. JohnWick macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2015
    My Iphone 4s was updated to iOs 8.2 and I just did a back up. I bought a new Iphone 6 which has an iOs 8.1.2. When I am trying to restore my old iphone account to my new iphone, it tells me that "No icloud backups are compatible with the version of ios (8.1.2) on this iPhone. Please help.
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    You've to first update to iOS 8.2 on your iPhone 6 before you can restore the iCloud backup.
  3. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    As above mentioned, you have to update your 6 to 8.2. Otherwise you will have to start fresh if you want to keep 8.1.2.
  4. Woochifer macrumors 6502a

    Apr 22, 2007
    Try making a local backup using iTunes, and then do the "Restore from Backup." Not sure if the device needs to be on the same iOS version if you use a local backup to restore the apps and data.

    Otherwise, you're better off just making the update to iOS 8.2 first. Based on my experience, I see no reason whatsoever to keep iOS 8.1.2.

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