NEW iOS with old backup

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Galacticos, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. Galacticos macrumors 6502a

    Galacticos

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    can somebody please give me the correct instructions to wipe off the iOS on a phone (essentially factory restore the device) and then install a FRESH iOS and then do a restore from backup that has the iOS that you don't want (in order to preserve all the data)

    Apple have said this is possible. I'm trying to stop a really really annoying phone from not receiving emails properly
     
  2. BittenApple macrumors 6502a

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    if you want a "cleaner" install than a straight up backup restore.. then why not backup to icloud restore the phone then restore from iCloud. iCloud backups have less junk than iTunes ones and you should have less (or none) issues from previous backups than straight from iTunes.
     
  3. tripleh3lix macrumors regular

    tripleh3lix

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    Easier said then done with only 5gbs
     
  4. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    I don't understand this:
    You want to downgraded? Or upgrade?
     
  5. Galacticos thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Galacticos

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    There are persistent issues with the mail app. I want to try to eliminate any bugs in the operating system, but am not prepared to start the phone from new.

    I want to replace the foundations, but leave the tenants in the building
     
  6. TokMok3 macrumors member

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    Don't waist your time doing a clean install, I tried several time expecting to fix the bugs with the mail app, but that did not solve the issues, phone continues to freeze with the mail app. At this moment I'm testing a third developer email app. iOS 10 is a disaster.
     
  7. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    No, it's not. Running 5 phones with iOS 10 and no issues. There are bugs, but it's not a disaster.
     
  8. TokMok3 macrumors member

    TokMok3

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    I think I was extreme stating that iOs 10 was a disaster, but those bugs that you mention are making my phone unresponsive and unusable.
     
  9. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    Understand and feel sorry for you.

    What mail provider do you use? I only ask because maybe you and the OP have the same provider.
     
  10. Galacticos thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Galacticos

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    I too have wasted much time attempting to get mail app working over a few iOS x's. I seem to get multiple answers when I ask apple the question in the first post and am just seeking clarification what I have tried is all there is to try
     
  11. TokMok3 macrumors member

    TokMok3

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    I can't waste more time trying to fix my phone to function as before, Im giving up on this and wait for iOS 10.2 and hope they will fix it.
     
  12. CobraPA macrumors 6502a

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    Well, maybe the issue is your first question. I don't think there is a way to 'wipe off the current iOS'.

    You can only perform an update or a full install of the OS. Is there some reason the full install isn't what you want to do? It's pretty easy with iTunes. Just plug in and click Restore.
     
  13. Galacticos thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Galacticos

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    a full install is ok as long as then performing a restore from backup leaves the newly installed iOS intact
     

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