Which iOS for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus?

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  1. slojave macrumors member

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    I'm assuming the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will come with iOS 9.

    If I'm running iOS 9.0.1 and do a back-up can I restore on my iPhone 6s Plus which is running iOS 9?

    Any thought would be much appreciated!
     
  2. BB-8 macrumors newbie

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    I believe you'll have to update your iPhone 6S+ first, it can only restore from backups that are from the same iOS version or earlier.
     
  3. macduke macrumors 604

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    I didn't think about this. Many of these iPhones have already shipped and are sitting in warehouses waiting for delivery. It's really curious that in light of that, Apple decided to release an iOS update that these devices will not come with. Huh.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    They've done it before. People just install the update when they get their phone.
     
  5. slojave thread starter macrumors member

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    So I chatted with Apple and they told me to set-up as new and update the phone. Then, erase everything and then it will put you in the ability to setup the phone. Again.
     
  6. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Yeah. It's just really annoying. Especially if you go to the store to get the device. You either need to sit and download an update, or just not use the new phone until you get home.

    I known first world problems. I'm just not going to update to 9.0.1 yet. Make it that much easier to get rolling with the new devices. I have three of them to set up for the family and would prefer to reduce the amount of active time it takes me.
     
  7. Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

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    That's terrible and certainly non Apple-like. I imagined there would be a way to update before setting up as new...

    Or maybe it's just time I start with a fresh phone... I've been rolling on backups since the 5. Decisions.
     
  8. vikingjunior macrumors 65816

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    Do they still force you to do updates over WiFi?
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It's pretty much how it's always been, so quite Apple-like in that sense.
     
  10. slojave thread starter macrumors member

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  11. jess222 macrumors 6502

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    So if I'm on the 9.1 beta now can I restore my new phone from a backup?
     
  12. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    Glad I decided to not install the update yet. I thought it might be an issue since the 6S most likely would not have 9.0.1
     
  13. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Yes, if you first update your new phone to 9.1 then restore.
     
  14. jess222 macrumors 6502

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    Thank you, I've never had this problem before so I didn't know that!
     
  15. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Just my experience…

    Unless iOS 9 has changed things, I don't believe point upgrades matter. When I originally got my iPhone 6+ it came with 8.1.2. I restored my iPhone 5 backup to it and that was an iOS 8.3 backup at the time.

    Now, major version numbers do matter. For instance, you can't restore an 8.3 backup to a phone running 7.1.2.
     
  16. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    Assuming there is a 9.1 beta build for the new iPhone. There isn't one for the Mini 4 yet.

    Edit: Now there is for the Mini 4, don't see one for 6s yet, probably update tomorrow.
     
  17. jess222 macrumors 6502

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    I've decided to take the beta off for now and go to 9.0.1, it will save time and hassle tomorrow when my phone gets here (I'm crossing my fingers that it gets here before 10 so I can set it up before I leave for work!) ;)
     
  18. digitard macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah,

    I've had this happen once, and I just did the above. Went through the new phone setup, updated, reset the phone and restored. Sure it adds 15mins to the process (new setup + erase) but it's simple enough.
     
  19. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    I did the same thing, will make it easier tomorrow in case their is no beta build for new iPhones.
     
  20. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    That is what I always thought too, but I thought it was just for the .0.x that do not matter.
     
  21. DeApp1e macrumors 6502

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    There's no iOS 9.1 beta 2 image for an 6s? Will that be released tomorrow?
     
  22. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    That's the question, and why I went back just in case.
     
  23. DeApp1e macrumors 6502

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    Probably should do the same - don't want to lose my data though :/
     
  24. Chacocliff macrumors regular

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    9.1 PB2 just came out for OTA. I assume that means they will have it available for 6S tomorrow?
     
  25. DeApp1e macrumors 6502

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    I hope so :D
     

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