Updating iPhone7 to iOS10.1

debbieksf

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I bought a new iPhone 7 today and it is loaded with 10.0.3--and tells me it is up to date. However I can't back up from my old iPhone 6 because that phone has iOS 10.1. How do I force 10.1 onto the 7 when it thinks it is up to date?
 

StaceyMJ86

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Sep 22, 2015
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I bought a new iPhone 7 today and it is loaded with 10.0.3--and tells me it is up to date. However I can't back up from my old iPhone 6 because that phone has iOS 10.1. How do I force 10.1 onto the 7 when it thinks it is up to date?
If there is no 10.1 software available for the iPhone 7, than you can not use the backup from your iPhone 6. I always recommend to set up your phone as new and re-download your apps.
 

debbieksf

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If there is no 10.1 software available for the iPhone 7, than you can not use the backup from your iPhone 6. I always recommend to set up your phone as new and re-download your apps.
Thank you, Stacey. Are you saying I cannot restore my new phone as my old phone? I need to basically start over from scratch?
 

C DM

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Thank you, Stacey. Are you saying I cannot restore my new phone as my old phone? I need to basically start over from scratch?
Not until you install 10.1 or have a backup from 10.0.
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I bought a new iPhone 7 today and it is loaded with 10.0.3--and tells me it is up to date. However I can't back up from my old iPhone 6 because that phone has iOS 10.1. How do I force 10.1 onto the 7 when it thinks it is up to date?
More of this kind of discussion at http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/public-beta-software-10-1-not-available-on-7-plus-t-mobile.2007971/
 

Thor_1

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Sep 18, 2016
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I bought a new iPhone 7 today and it is loaded with 10.0.3--and tells me it is up to date. However I can't back up from my old iPhone 6 because that phone has iOS 10.1. How do I force 10.1 onto the 7 when it thinks it is up to date?
Or get your 6 to 10.0.3 then restore.
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I always recommend to set up your phone as new and re-download your apps.
I have never had a problem with a backup. I would only start from scratch if there was a problem and needed to troubleshoot.
 
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jonallan

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Jul 9, 2008
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I ran into the same scenario. If you can get your hands on an IPSW you can always do a force update via iTunes.
 

Booloo

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Pretty sure public beta allows you to go back to 10.0.3. Do you still have the iPhone 6? If not, updating the 7 to 10.1 public beta will work.