I lost my Iphone 5 but want to buy a new Iphone 4 now. Can I restore from iCloud?

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  1. wannabelean macrumors 6502

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    Just lost it a few hours ago. Lodged a police complaint but I cant that it will be recovered. I'm thinking I'll buy an Iphone 4. Can I restore the data from my latest Iphone 5 iCloud backup to the new Iphone 4 which I'm going to buy?
     
  2. MarcusCarpenter macrumors 6502a

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  3. IFRIT macrumors 6502a

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    Why would you want an iPhone 4 unless you can get one extremely cheap?
     
  4. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    Depending on how much you had on your phone, the cloud will restore it quicker on WiFi. I like to back up on my computer via iTunes AND use the cloud. Restoring on the computer only takes minutes.

    Do not know what data plan you have but do not let it restore via the cloud via cellular:eek:
     
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  6. xxloverxx macrumors newbie

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    Because a new iPhone is due out in 2 months or so.
     
  7. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    I left mine restoring over iCloud when I got my replacement 5. It was quicker than I expected - around 2 hours to restore around 20GB.
     
  8. wannabelean thread starter macrumors 6502

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    +1. Will use it for 2-3 months and sell it away.

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    I have it installed and linked to my itunes account but the person already removed the sim. I'm thinking he must have restored the phone as new.
     
  9. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    If only iOS 7 was installed on all lost idevices.
     
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  11. kess143 macrumors newbie

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    What if find my iphone takes you to an apartment? What would you do then?

    If it takes you to a house, can you get the police to search/question the owners of the home?
     
  12. wannabelean thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I live in India and seldom do police follow up on such complaints.

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    If the SIM is removed or switched on, the phone is going to ask for a passcode which the thief does not know. Most likely he will wipe it and restore it as new.
     

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