iOS 9.1 Beta - going from 6 Plus to 6S Plus

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by cjbski, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. cjbski macrumors member


    Feb 18, 2014
    Hi there - I've got a 6S Plus coming on release day. Currently running iOS 9.1 public beta on my 6 Plus.

    What's my best way to transfer my data?

    - Back up 6 Plus to iTunes
    - Open the 6S Plus
    - Set up as a new device
    - Enroll in public beta - download 9.1 beta
    - Then plug into iTunes and restore from backup?

    Is that right? Any better ways?
  2. lancastor macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2011
    The best way is to start from scratch with the new phone.
  3. gsmornot macrumors 68030


    Sep 29, 2014
    Yes, that is the way I will be doing it. I don't want to start over because I also have an Apple Watch. If you have a watch too, un-pair the watch first before you make your encrypted backup (you need to encrypt your backup to retain your health data).
  4. chp5592 macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2007
    Not having done this when you start as a new phone would you keep all your iMessage history and thread? Is this stored separately in iCloud outside the back up?
  5. cjbski thread starter macrumors member


    Feb 18, 2014
    I believe Messages are stored along with the iCloud backup...but then again, your messages are available on iPad/Mac when you login to messages. So I'm not quite sure. Anyone know?
  6. cjbski thread starter macrumors member


    Feb 18, 2014

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