Will using "Restore iPhone" in iTunes install an old version of iOS?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by komatsu, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. komatsu macrumors 6502

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    Will using "Restore iPhone" in iTunes install old iOS?

    For example, an old iOS 9 iPhone is backed up to iTunes.

    THEN,

    A new iPhone (running iOS 10) is connected and "restore iphone" clicked on (in iTunes) will
    the shiny new iPhone get downgraded to iOS 9?
     
  2. Mefisto macrumors 6502

    Mefisto

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    Nope. Restore means that the latest version of iOS (currently 10.1) will be downloaded and installed on to the device.
     
  3. komatsu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok thanks. Which offers a more reliable process for this - iTunes or iCloud?
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    and should "encrypt backup" be enabled?

    (if reliability is a priority)

    anyone?
     
  4. sbailey4 macrumors 68040

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    iTunes. IMO And its faster. Encrypt is for security mostly but also backs up stored passwords. Good for convenience but bad if you ever need to restore because you forgot the passcode.
     

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