iPhone 6 "Restore From Backup" Require iOS 8?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by boltjames, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. boltjames macrumors 68040

    boltjames

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    When I get my new iPhone 6 on Friday I want to use a fresh backup from my iPhone 5 to set it up the moment it arrives.

    Question: Do I need to update my iPhone 5 to iOS 8 when it's released this week in order to have the backup right for the arrival of the iPhone 6? Or can I leave my iPhone 5 alone on iOS 7, make a backup, and use that to initialize my iPhone 6 which will be running iOS 8?

    BJ
     
  2. Agent-P macrumors 68030

    Agent-P

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    Either way will work. Older backups can restore to newer iOS versions just fine.
     
  3. Fant macrumors regular

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    Should we really restore a n i5 backup to our new i6 or just set it up as a new phone and pick the right sync options?
     
  4. boltjames thread starter macrumors 68040

    boltjames

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    Thanks.

    I return from China on Monday and my iPhone will be waiting at the house. I don't want to update my 5 to ios8 in China and don't want a delay when I walk in the door.

    BJ
     

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