Itunes back up from Iphone 7 to Iphone 6?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PaulusVonHarder, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. PaulusVonHarder macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,
    I want to give my IPhone 7 to my daughter and back it up to a new (refurb) Iphone 6.

    I don't need (I think) need the hardware and she does.

    What is your wisdom about restoring an Iphone 7 backup to an fresh Iphone 6 running IOs 10?

    Paulus
     
  2. PaulusVonHarder thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No one?
    --- Post Merged, Aug 1, 2017 ---
    Yes, this is my first time on this forum.

    Am I posing a bad question? It's just about regressing from Iphone 7 to an Iphone 6?
     
  3. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    As long as those two are on the same IOS, no problem :)
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    ^^^This. Or if the iPhone 6 is on a higher version than the iPhone 7.

    You cannot restore an iOS backup to a device with a lesser version than the one the backup came from.

    I.e., you can't backup iOS 10 and then restore that backup to a device running iOS 9.
     
  5. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    My wisdom is that as long as it's the same iOS version, you can backup anyway you want.
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    The same or less. You can always restore from a lower version of iOS. You cannot restore from a higher version.
     

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