How do iOS 7 Beta Backups Work?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by hello12, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. hello12 macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2012
    Just wondering, I backed up my phone that was on iOS beta 4 back to iOS 6.

    Obviously, I currently can't get my backup while on iOS 6. But what I am wondering is, when I update to the FINAL/PUBLIC version of iOS 7, will I be able to restore it from my backup that I did while i had the iOS 7 beta?

    Probably a dumb question, but thanks.
  2. watchthisspace macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2010
    I would personally make a back up just before upgrading to iOS:7 (GM release) That way everything is as up-to-date as can be.

    Even better would be to do a fresh install, so no stale information is carried across.
  3. ziggie216 macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2008
    assuming that you're a registered developer

    iOS 7 can restore iOS 6 backup
    iOS 6 can not restore iOS 7 backup

    if you're not a registered developer and you loaded iOS 7... "that way"
    you won't be able to restore iOS 7 backup until public release cause there is no way to restore your phone w/o wiping your phone and going through activation first.
  4. Sirious macrumors 65816


    Jan 2, 2013
    United Kingdom
    Short answer: Yes.
    But you might have some very minor jerks here and there because you are essentially using a backup that was created on buggy software.
  5. c0LdFire macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2013
    Restoring a backup from the beta onto the final release should be perfectly fine. App data, settings, etc are backed up. The core operating system is not. It's POSSIBLE for a bug to sneak through, but kind of unlikely. People just like to do a full wipe because it makes them feel better.
  6. benji888 macrumors 68000


    Sep 27, 2006
    United States
    Just set it up as a new iphone first, then restore from backup.

    (I used to be afraid to set up as new, but, all your apps/photos/texts/settings are all in the backup, you can do this after setting it up as a new phone).
  7. dsmdc5 macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2010
    Is this considered a fresh/clean install?

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