Restore 3GS backup to 4S?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by 2010RS, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. 2010RS macrumors 6502

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    When I connect my 4S to iTunes, can I simply click "restore from backup" and use my 3GS backup to restore everything to my new phone?
     
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  3. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    Wondering the same thing, yes with iOS 5 installed.
     
  4. MacNut macrumors Core

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    It will take the mirror of the old phone and transfer it.
     
  5. 2010RS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can't get iOS5 to install, which is why I can't transfer everything via iCloud.
     
  6. MacNut macrumors Core

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    As long as you have a backup on the computer that is all you need when you connect the 4S.
     
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    4s activation

    Excuse my ignorance, but how will I transition from my 3gs to my new 4S? I have 2 phones on my itunes account. When I did this last time from the 3g to the 3gs I think I switched out the sim card. When I hook it to itunes will it give obvious options to follow to do this?...
    Hate to sound ignorant, but this is not something done every day...Thanks in advance!:apple:
    Just realized this question is probably out of place in this thread...Sorry
     

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