Moving from Iphone 4 to Iphone 5 Do I need to Update to IOS 6 First?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by robjulo, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. robjulo macrumors 6502a

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    My wife has an Iphone 4 running IOS5. Her Iphone5 arrives today. She wants to keep everything (contacts, pics etc). Do I have to first update her Iphone 4 to IOS6 and then back up and then move her to the Iphone 5 OR can I just backup what she has now and then use that backup on the Iphone 5?

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  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    Just make a current backup. The 5 will have iOS6.
     
  3. robjulo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK, thank you.

    I knew the 5 has iOS6, but I didn't want it to "revert" to iOS5 if I tried a restore from backup (or whatever the correct term is) and used her iOS5 backup.

    I assume a "backup" doesn't backup the software ie the IOS) itself, just the data (ie contacts, messages, music, pics etc), correct?
     
  4. Julien macrumors G3

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    The iPhone 5 can not run iOS5.
    Correct.
     

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