1. ruger141's Avatar
    Hi guys, I just got word my Grandmother Passed Away suddenly tonight. I had a bunch of pictures on my old iPhone of my last trip back to see her and I did an iTunes backup not long after to my MacBook. The phone died on me a month or so later and I just setup the new one as new since I was not at home and needed the phone then never got around to restoring.

    I believe that was back on iOS 9 or 10 and my current phone and iPad Pro are updated to the latest software. I think I have an opportunity now though as I bought my daughter a used iPad mini with iOS 9 on it.

    —Can I restore from that backup to that ipad, retrieve the pics and save to a folder on my pc then wipe it for her to use?
    —-Does it have to be an iPhone to restore from an iPhone backup?

    —Will that somehow mess up my photos on my current phone and ipad through iCloud? So should I have them turned off or in airplane mode?

    Thanks.
    12-15-2017 12:42 AM
  2. TripleOne's Avatar
    I am so sorry for your loss.

    From what I know, an iPhone can only be restored from an iPhone backup.
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    12-15-2017 01:15 AM
  3. ruger141's Avatar
    Thank you.
    Kinda what I thought. Might be worth buying a used bad condition one just to get the pics. Any way to tell by the backup file name what iOS version it actually was?
    12-15-2017 02:21 AM
  4. TripleOne's Avatar
    Thank you.
    Kinda what I thought. Might be worth buying a used bad condition one just to get the pics. Any way to tell by the backup file name what iOS version it actually was?
    I’m not quite sure.. From what I know, it’ll only tell the date of the backup and the device.
    Hopefully, someone else will be able to help you out very soon.
    12-15-2017 05:19 AM
  5. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    First of all, I’m sorry for your loss.
    Secondly, you CAN restore an iPad from an iPhone backup but I don’t believe camera roll photos will be restored. At least that has been the case in the past.
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    12-15-2017 06:57 AM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    What happened to the old iPhone? If the battery died, you could try a new battery.
    Annie_8plus and Rob Phillips like this.
    12-16-2017 08:10 PM
  7. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I am so very sorry for your loss!
    12-16-2017 08:15 PM
  8. joemd60's Avatar
    I am very sorry for your loss.
    12-18-2017 06:30 PM
  9. pr1nce's Avatar
    I’m sorry for your loss.
    12-19-2017 12:56 AM

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