Restore from iCloud backup: iOS 7 to iOS 6?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by badman89, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. badman89 macrumors regular

    Dec 24, 2011
    Suppose I have an iOS 7 device (e.g. iPhone 5), and it is regularly backed up to iCloud. Would it be possible to restore this backup on an iOS 6 device (e.g. iPhone 3GS)?
  2. badman89 thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 24, 2011
    Bump... anybody know the answer to this question? Thanks.
  3. Bacong macrumors 68020


    Mar 7, 2009
    Westland, Michigan
    just try it. worst that happens is that you restore from your current point.
  4. Nolander07 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2012
    I haven't tried it but everyone says no, it won't work.
  5. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

    Spectrum Abuser

    Aug 27, 2011
    It's not going to work. You can backup your contacts and things of that nature, but messages, app data, settings will all be lost if you choose to downgrade to iOS 6 from iOS 7.

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