How to backup IOS7 for later recovery?

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

  1. vexorg macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2009
    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

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    You cannot downgrade once you're at iOS 8.

    The backup won't backup the OS, just personal stuff.
  3. vexorg, Dec 26, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2014

    vexorg thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2009
    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


    Sep 7, 2010
    I am staying on 7.1.2. Works well but any slowdown would be deadly.
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Nope, It will force you to go to iOS 8
  6. vexorg thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2009
    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 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    The device doesn't matter. It's impossible to revert to iOS 7.x on any device.

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