iPhone 7+ with iOS 9 backup?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by virginblue4, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. virginblue4 macrumors 68000


    Apr 15, 2012
    United Kingdom
    Hi everyone,

    I have a couple of questions and I would like to confirm a couple of things.

    I have recently sold my iPhone 6s and have an up to date iCloud backup. I am currently using an old iPhone 5 until my iPhone 7+ arrives. I set up the iPhone 5 as new. Once I get my iPhone 7+ I want to restore I want to restore the 7+ back to the iPhone 6s backup which will be a couple of week old by that point.

    One concern is that the iPhone 6s backup is on iOS 9, whereas the iPhone 7+ will come preinstalled with iOS 10. Will I be able to restore from an iOS 9 backup?

    Thanks :)
  2. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    Yes you will. As long as it's still there.
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    That's basically part of how backups are meant to work, that you can use an older one to restore on a newer iOS version (you generally just can't do it the other way around and use a backup from a newer version to restore on an older version).
  4. Yun0 macrumors 65816


    Jun 12, 2013
    Winnipeg, Canada
    yes its fine. going backwards my current state is still from a 3gs

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