Lost iPhone. Restore to an iPod?

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

  1. chelsel macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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.
     

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