Lost iPhone. Restore to an iPod?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chelsel, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. chelsel macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2007
    Can I setup a new iPod touch using my iPhone backup?

    I lost my iPhone 4... find my phone was useless as I suspect the SIM was removed by the new 'owner' almost immediately.

    With the iPhone 5 probably coming out in six months or so I am thinking of just restoring my iPhone backup to an iPod touch. Is this possible?
  2. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    I...think so, but I'm not sure what it will do to SMS messages / call logs / other "phone" only application data.
  3. PsstGreek macrumors 68040


    Oct 21, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    Nope. You can only using backups pertaining to the specific device. So you can't use an iPhone backup on an iPod or vice versa.
  4. conchshell macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2008
    if he had another iphone would it work or does it have to be same exact phone?
  5. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Works across phones, I went from 3G to 4, traded some back ups on my 3G, 4 got stolen so I went back to my 2G, then back to a 4 when I got a replacement. I guess I was under the impression that you could load a iPod Touch backup onto an iPhone but I guess not.

Share This Page