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Old 01-07-2013, 09:49 PM
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Upgrading iPhone 4S to iOS 6.01

Hi - when the upgrade to iOS 6.01 is done will I be left with an essentially factory fresh iPhone 4S that I'll have to set back up to my liking or will the upgrade finish and my email and apps be as they are now?

I'm guessing the former but hoping for the latter.

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If everything goes normally, you should be prompted to install your last backup when the 6.0.1 installation completes. During an iOS update, the process should start by automatically initiating a backup, but it is probably best to force that yourself (either to your computer or to iCloud, or both if you're paranoid). That way, even if things go wrong during the update you can recover your backup once 6.0.1 is installed.

Also, the process should not require a re-load of all your media, but if you're on iOS 5 there is a chance that your iPhone will need to be erased during the process, which will mean syncing all your media back once the iOS update and backup re-load is done.
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Thanks.

And thanks for the advice. I do already make it a habit of forcing the backup no matter what. It always does it automatically but I force it again just in case. ;-)



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If you back up you shouldn't loose anything when you update the IOS. The only time it erases your iPhone to BackUp is if you need to restore your phone.
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If you back up you shouldn't loose anything when you update the IOS. The only time it erases your iPhone to BackUp is if you need to restore your phone.
Yes and no. If you're updating major revisions (e.g. 5 to 6) I've seen where iTunes decides to wipe everything, and there's always the chance of the update going wrong and forcing you into a restore situation.
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Finally got around to doing this yesterday. iOS 6.1. All went well. Lost nothing. Whew!



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You're already behind! OS 6.2 is out!
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You're already behind! OS 6.2 is out!
It's 6.1.2 and I got it last night.



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Ok my bad! Left out a .1 No problems with the update. Everything seems fine!
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Great post. On study..
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