Setup new iPhone 6s from iOS 9.0.1 iCloud backup?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by s2mike, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. s2mike macrumors 6502

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    When I get my iPhone 6s tomorrow, it'll be running iOS 9.

    My current phone is running iOS 9.0.1

    Will I be able to use my 9.0.1 backup to setup the iPhone 6s?

    I was under the impression you can restore with a backup from a "future" iOS.
     
  2. OS X Dude macrumors 6502a

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    You and I will need to update it before restoring from a backup.

    Literally: out of the box, set up as new and then after the update, select 'Erase All Content and Settings' from Settings>General>Reset and then restore from your iCloud backup.
     
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  4. OS X Dude macrumors 6502a

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    If it appears as a useable backup during setup, then yes you can.
     
  5. s2mike thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Awesome, thanks!
     
  6. s2mike thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I guess I could also just plug it into iTunes and iTunes should automatically perform the iOS 9.0.1 update and then backup from my most recent 9.0.1 backup, I believe.
     
  7. OS X Dude macrumors 6502a

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    You'll need to activate it first, so it kind of defeats the object.
     
  8. Stupotpot macrumors 6502

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    I have a feeling this might cause a few issues as I'd imagine a number of people getting the new iPhone 6S and 6S+ will be in the same boat. I can see a number of non techy people having a bit of a nightmare!
     
  9. vertsix macrumors 65816

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    Just set up, update, reset all data all settings, set up again, restore from iCloud backup.
     

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