Retrieve deleted archived backup

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  1. MacKid1983, Dec 9, 2016
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    MacKid1983 macrumors 6502

    MacKid1983

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    I accidentally deleted an archived backup in iTunes. Is there a way to get that back?

    I'm trying to restore my beta ios10 iPhone so I can transfer and update everything to my new replacement iPhone. When I try to restore from backup on the replacement iPhone, it keeps telling me the software is too old, and to update it, I did update to ios 10.1.1 and still get that error. I think it's because I didn't revert my original phone before backing it up?
     
  2. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    Once you delete a backup it's gone unless you use time machine on a regular basis. If you update your current phone to 10.2 beta you will be able to restore that backup that you currently have. But you cannot restore a backup from a newer version OS to an older.
     
  3. MacKid1983 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Got it...I think.. so I updated my current iphone to iOS 10.2 14C92 I'm trying to back it up via iCloud and I keep getting a "Some files were unavailable during the last backup". UGH

    I also backed it up in iTunes, which that seemed to of worked. I also deleted the BETA Profile because I read online that if I wait until the next iOS release and install that, my phone will be back to "normal" and the beta gone. (Since I no longer have a archived backup to restore too, and don't want to start fresh).

    But my questions is.... Am I getting the iclous backup error because I currently have a beta installed, can you backup betas?
     
  4. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    No, you are getting iCloud errors because that backup was corrupt. Unfortunately backups do get corrupt. I've lost 18 months of health data because my iTunes encrypted corrupted and then my iCloud backup corrupted. Was not happy.
     
  5. MacKid1983 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But I also backed it up via iTunes, everything seemed like it went well. Does that mean I'm good and backedup?
     
  6. Mlrollin91, Dec 11, 2016
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    If you restored from the iTunes backup and all your data has returned to your phone then you are all good and done.

    I would suggest you go to Settings - iCloud - iCloud Storage and delete that corrupted backup and create a fresh one.
     

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