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HT4759 why is my iphone saying icloud is incompatible

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Feb 12, 2013 11:02 AM

I am trying to transfer my data from an iphone 4 to an iphone 4s using icloud. When I get to 'choose backup' options show on the screen of when the phone was last updated (iOS 6.1) but I am unable to select them or press 'restore'. At the bottom of the page it says 'no icloud backups are compatible with the version of iOS (6.0.1) on this iPhone. Is there anyway of making these backups compatible?


Thanks in advance

iPhone 4S, iOS 6.0.1
  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (53,585 points)

    You can't restore a device to a backup made on a device that was running a more recent version of iOS.  If your iPhone 4 was running iOS 6.1 when you backed it up, you will have to update your 4S to iOS 6.1.1 (the latest version for the 4S) before you can restore it to this backup.  After updating your phone, go to Settings>General>Reset and tap Erase All Content and Settings.  Then go back through the setup screens again and when given the option, choose Restore from iCloud Backup.  You should then be able to select your backup to restore to.


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