Restoring a Backup to a different iOS device

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vonbraun, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. vonbraun macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2013
    Hi there,

    I had an iPhone 4S 64GB which had a multitude of apps, videos, and photos and I have a recent backup. However - I don't want to shell out for another iPhone, but would definitely pick up an iPad Mini when the new iteration comes out.

    Can I effectively restore some (or all) of the items from the iPhone backup to the iPad mini, or to say an iPod touch ?
  2. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
  3. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I had to take my iPhone 5 back to Apple a couple of months ago. They replaced it and started a restore for me from iCloud. Unknown to me then it was the then current backup of my iPhone 3GS (which I have unactivated but useable at home). I restored from the correct backup once I got home, but until then I had everthing on my i5 that my 3GS was using.

    So, yeah, this is possible. Just a matter of picking the correct backup from iCloud (or iTunes).
  4. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Not quite the same but I've switched backups between multiple versions of the phone with no problem, assume it will work the same with a iPad/phone exchange.
  5. vonbraun thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2013
    I'll keep you guys posted. But this looks promising.

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