Restoring a Backup to a different iOS device

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

  1. vonbraun macrumors newbie

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    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 601

    Appl3FTW

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  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

    eyoungren

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    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

    Interstella5555

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    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

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    I'll keep you guys posted. But this looks promising.
     

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