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

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  1. cjbski macrumors member

    cjbski

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    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

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

    gsmornot

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    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

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    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

    cjbski

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    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

    cjbski

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