Upgrading phone, what happens to previous icloud phone backup?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iosxuser, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. iosxuser macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2015
    So lets say i currently have a iphone 5... which is using 93mb of icloud back up.

    what happens when i get iphone 6? i know i can sync it to the new phone... but what happens to the rest of the data... does it stay forever in icloud unused or you can delete it somehow?

  2. iDuel macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2011
    You can actually restore the iPhone 6 from the same backup you used for your five. If you do choose to set the 6 up as a new phone, then it will be a separate back up in which case the iPhone 5 backup will remain on iCloud servers unless you choose to delete it.

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