How to backup IOS7 for later recovery?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by vexorg, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. vexorg macrumors 6502a

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    We've just bought a 5th gen iPod touch that came with IOS7.1.2. I know there are some reports of poor performance with IOS8, so I've cancelled the update for now.

    How can I backup IOS7 in some way so that we can then revert back if we find IOS8 isn;t any good (or too slow)?

    I done backup in iTunes but it seemed a bit quick, so I don't believe it's done a proper backup of the IOS7.
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    You cannot downgrade once you're at iOS 8.

    The backup won't backup the OS, just personal stuff.
     
  3. vexorg, Dec 26, 2014
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    vexorg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I thought restore to factory took it back to the as bought condition.

    Anyway.... I thought if it got corrupted then it could be restored to the same as the backup condition, it'd be no good having apps restored that didn't work on a particular IOS if it only put the new one on. It's working fine on IOS7, I don't want to go to IOS8 and find it runs like crap.
     
  4. moderately macrumors 6502

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    I am staying on 7.1.2. Works well but any slowdown would be deadly.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Nope, It will force you to go to iOS 8
     
  6. vexorg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'd have said this was an iPod touch specific problem rather than IOS7 problem. The information's about backing up the IOS from the iPod not 6/7/8 specific.
     
  7. chrfr macrumors 603

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    The device doesn't matter. It's impossible to revert to iOS 7.x on any device.
     

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