Iphone 4 to 6S

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Gaz0811, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. Gaz0811 macrumors newbie

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    Just a quick question before I get my new iPhone, I've currently got a 4, can I still do a backup and then restore to the new phone or will that not work as they are on different OS and I'll have to start from scratch?

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  2. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    I don't know the answer, but darnnnnnnn nelly you are in for one heck of a phone improvement.

    I suppose you could upgrade to iOS 8 before doing the restore.
     
  3. Gaz0811 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I know. My wife is going from the 3g ( the thing barely sends texts anymore and you can forget trying to ring someone) to a rose gold 6s!
     
  4. Conan86 macrumors 6502

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    you can. congrats on the new phones. It's gonna be a hell of an upgrade for you and even more so for your wife.
     
  5. jsmith189 macrumors 65816

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    They're still out in the wild?! :eek:
     
  6. Gaz0811 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Conan, they are getting delivered today but I'm at work so I'll have to pick them up tomorrow which is a bit frustrating but I can cope with my 4 for one more day.:)
     
  7. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    3G>6S BOOM!

    I bow to your wife's patience as a human being
     
  8. Conan86 macrumors 6502

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    I'd be very excited to jump anything more than 2 generations myself xD

    Anyways, being able to restore from older iOS is one thing, having a perfect restore is another.. I've always been able to restore from old OS (even from iOS 6 to iOS 8) without problem but the latest upgrade left me with partial Apps restored only. I wasn't sure what went wrong, I did multiple tries without success this time to have a full restore of Apps from iTunes so I gave up. My photos, WhatsApps history, iMessage history was restored correctly though.

    if iTunes restore doesn't reinstall your Apps, you can try iCloud restore
     
  9. Gaz0811 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Picked up my phones last night, did a restore from back up and it all worked great. Wife is very happy with her new phone. Not really used force touch that much, I keep forgetting about it. I'm amazed at just how quick Touch ID is. Not surprisingly it's a massive upgrade on my 4 and I might have to get an Apple Watch now.
     
  10. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    did you get these phones so that you could get an apple watch?
     
  11. Gaz0811, Sep 26, 2015
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    Gaz0811 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I wasn't planning to get one but I was talking with someone at work yesterday who's got one and I'm tempted now.
     
  12. MoreHoney macrumors newbie

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    I had a flawless transition from 4 to 6s too. Was a little worried because there are so many iOS versions in between them and I kept reading about people having problems with fewer. So happy i was able to get up and running in about 15 minutes.

    Enjoy your new phones.
     

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