iPhone iPhone 4 with iOS 6, how to migrate to new iPhone 4s with iOS 5?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by MitzEclipse, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. MitzEclipse macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I currently have an iPhone 4 with iOS 6. I am tired of Apple Maps and need Google Maps back. Therefore I'm thinking of buying an iPhone 4s with iOS 5 so I can get google maps back.

    Is it as easy as backing up my iPhone 4 with iOS 6 to my Macbook Air then syncing my iPhone 4s? Would the iPhone 4s be forced to upgrade to iOS6? This is definitely something I don't want to happen!

    Would my apps transfer OK based on the fact a lot of them were upgraded with iOS 6, i'm assuming there won't be an issue transferring those apps to iOS5?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    You can't use an iOS 6 backup on an iOS 5 device. Only the same version or higher.
     
  3. MitzEclipse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick response. Is there any way around this ? Can I manually copy my apps? I'm more concerned about the apps I paid for. How would I get them on the iPhone 4S?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    The apps can go down, as long as they are supported on the older OS. But you'll have to setup your phone as a new one and select the apps you want to sync over to the older OS in iTunes.
     

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