1. MBM7881's Avatar
    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I have a question about iCloud and backups. I have an iPhone 8 from an iPhone 7. I did a backup of my 7 on my computer but couldn’t restore it on my 8 because the iOS on my 8 was an older version. I had the beta version on my 7. I did the beta on my 8 and was able to restore but I don’t like the betas. My battery life dies way too fast. If I do an iCloud backup on my iPhone 8 and factory reset my 8, will the iOS revert back to the official release? Also will be able to use the iCloud backup to restore my phone without having to add the beta back? My biggest concern is losing my pictures. I just want to be able to restore my phone exactly how I have it now without having to download the beta iOS to my phone. That was the issue trying to restore my iPhone 8 using the back up on my computer that had the iOS beta version. I hope I’m making sense. Thank you so much.
    11-23-2017 10:10 AM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    Happy thanksgiving
    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I have a question about iCloud and backups. I have an iPhone 8 from an iPhone 7. I did a backup of my 7 on my computer but couldn’t restore it on my 8 because the iOS on my 8 was an older version. I had the beta version on my 7. I did the beta on my 8 and was able to restore but I don’t like the betas. My battery life dies way too fast. If I do an iCloud backup on my iPhone 8 and factory reset my 8, will the iOS revert back to the official release?
    Here is an iMore tutorial on how to do this:
    https://www.imore.com/how-update-ios...ficial-release

    Also will be able to use the iCloud backup to restore my phone without having to add the beta back?
    This is only possible if the official release has a higher build number than the Beta version you were running.

    My biggest concern is losing my pictures.
    If you had iCloud Photo Library enabled, you won’t lose them, regardless of restoring from a backup or starting from scratch.
    I just want to be able to restore my phone exactly how I have it now without having to download the beta iOS to my phone. That was the issue trying to restore my iPhone 8 using the back up on my computer that had the iOS beta version. I hope I’m making sense. Thank you so much.
    Yes, everything you asked, makes sense, no worries there.

    If you follow above steps, you’ll be able to run official releases instead of Betas.

    I hope everything was clear. If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to ask.
    11-23-2017 10:28 AM
  3. robertk328's Avatar
    I’ve used the link @Tartarus posted and it works well. Good luck!
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    11-23-2017 10:34 AM
  4. MBM7881's Avatar
    Happy thanksgiving
    Here is an iMore tutorial on how to do this:
    https://www.imore.com/how-update-ios...ficial-release


    This is only possible if the official release has a higher build number than the Beta version you were running.

    If you had iCloud Photo Library enabled, you won’t lose them, regardless of restoring from a backup or starting from scratch.


    Yes, everything you asked, makes sense, no worries there.

    If you follow above steps, you’ll be able to run official releases instead of Betas.

    I hope everything was clear. If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

    I want to make sure I understand you. You’re saying I can’t restore my phone with the backup from iCloud because it’s “tied” with the beta iOS. In other words regardless of whether I restore from my computer or iCloud, I’ll have no choice but to have my phone with the beta iOS.
    11-23-2017 10:48 AM
  5. MBM7881's Avatar
    I just don’t want to go through the hassle and time of wiping my iPhone 8 to just then not be able to restore it from the iCloud backup because my 8 iOS version is too old for the backup.
    11-23-2017 11:38 AM
  6. Tartarus's Avatar
    I want to make sure I understand you. You’re saying I can’t restore my phone with the backup from iCloud because it’s “tied” with the beta iOS. In other words regardless of whether I restore from my computer or iCloud, I’ll have no choice but to have my phone with the beta iOS.
    I just don’t want to go through the hassle and time of wiping my iPhone 8 to just then not be able to restore it from the iCloud backup because my 8 iOS version is too old for the backup.
    No that’s not what I’m saying.
    I’m just saying that a backup has to be restored to the same version build or a higher build.

    In other words, it’s not possible to restore from a backup that was taken on iOS 11.1.3 to iOS 11.1.2.
    This is regardless of beta or not beta.

    No need for wiping and setting up as new.
    11-23-2017 11:41 AM
  7. MBM7881's Avatar
    No that’s not what I’m saying.
    I’m just saying that a backup has to be restored to the same version build or a higher build.

    In other words, it’s not possible to restore from a backup that was taken on iOS 11.1.3 to iOS 11.1.2.
    This is regardless of beta or not beta.

    No need for wiping and setting up as new.
    See that’s exactly what I thought too but Apple said otherwise. I’m glad I came here to ask. Thank you! I hope your Thanksgiving is amazing
    Tartarus likes this.
    11-23-2017 12:56 PM

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