1. SaMaster14's Avatar
    I will be getting my iPhone 12 Pro tomorrow and will want to restore it from my iPhone 11 Pro. However, the 12 Pro ships with iOS 14.1, while my 11 Pro is on 14.2 beta.

    I just want to confirm that the best/only way to restore my new 12 Pro from my 11 Pro backup is to set up the 12 Pro as a new phone, sign in with my Apple ID and then download the iOS 14.2 Profile and update the 12 Pro to 14.2 beta 4; then "Reset" my 12 Pro and upon reboot, go through the set-up again, but this time, restore it from my iPhone 11 Pro backup.

    Thanks all!
    10-22-2020 04:09 PM
  2. Mars20's Avatar
    Couldn’t you simply delete the beta profile on the iPhone 11 Pro, make a backup and then download that backup to your new iPhone? You could probably even do to the quick start.
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    10-22-2020 06:26 PM
  3. Ed7789's Avatar
    That sounds about right. You could also do a direct transfer for the 11 Pro once you're on iOS 14.2 Beta 4.
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    10-22-2020 08:10 PM
  4. SaMaster14's Avatar
    Couldn’t you simply delete the beta profile on the iPhone 11 Pro, make a backup and then download that backup to your new iPhone? You could probably even do to the quick start.
    I don’t think so. If I’m not mistaken, since the backup of the 11 Pro would be a backup on 14.2 beta (since you can’t downgrade without a reboot of the install profile), I wouldn’t be able to then put the backup on my 12 Pro until the 12 Pro was updated to the same iOS 14.2 beta that the 11 Pro backup was

    That sounds about right. You could also do a direct transfer for the 11 Pro once you're on iOS 14.2 Beta 4.
    Right, that’s what I thought. Thank you for confirming! Probably the easiest way!
    Ed7789 likes this.
    10-22-2020 09:56 PM
  5. Mars20's Avatar
    I see. Hope all goes smoothly and that you enjoy the new phone.
    SaMaster14 likes this.
    10-23-2020 04:44 AM
  6. SaMaster14's Avatar
    As an update, everything transferred flawlessly! Set up the 12 Pro as new, downloaded 14.2 beta; then erased the phone and set it up with a transfer from my 11 Pro!
    Ed7789 and Mars20 like this.
    10-24-2020 07:56 PM

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