Updating iPhone7 to iOS10.1

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by debbieksf, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. debbieksf macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  2. StaceyMJ86 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  3. debbieksf thread starter macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Not until you install 10.1 or have a backup from 10.0.
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    More of this kind of discussion at http://forums.macrumors.com/threads...0-1-not-available-on-7-plus-t-mobile.2007971/
     
  5. KrisLord macrumors 6502a

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    Just set up as new, update to 10.1 then restore from iCloud or your mac/pc
     
  6. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    Or get your 6 to 10.0.3 then restore.
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    I have never had a problem with a backup. I would only start from scratch if there was a problem and needed to troubleshoot.
     
  7. StaceyMJ86 macrumors 6502a

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    There's no 10.1 for iPhone 7.
     
  8. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    I think the op is on a beta. I could be wrong.
     
  9. edlex macrumors 68000

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    I assume they mean the beta.
     
  10. jonallan macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  11. rugmankc Contributor

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    The way the OP worded the post, would be surprised if they are on a Beta---??
     
  12. StaceyMJ86 macrumors 6502a

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    It do sound like he's on a beta.
     
  13. Booloo macrumors regular

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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.
     

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