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OK, iPhone and IOS7 . . .

by Coryphaeus / September 26, 2013 8:31 AM PDT

I have the 4GS. I've heard horror stories. Anyone having problems?

Is the fingerprint scanner mandatory?

If I upgrade I plan to back it up to iTunes. Can I restore it and have everything I had before the update? I have very little on the phone except a few apps and phone contacts. I have 10 Gig space available so I shouldn't have to delete anything for the update.


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Fingerprint scanner
by birdmantd Forum moderator / September 26, 2013 9:36 AM PDT

....is not a feature of iOS 7, it is a hardware feature of the 5S.

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First of all...
by Pepe7 / September 26, 2013 10:26 AM PDT

...it's a 4S. There is no model '4GS' Wink

Why don't you back up to iCloud via wifi? If all you have are contacts, it's even more of a reason to avoid iTunes for backup purposes. 5GB is free storage using this method from Apple. Works like a charm, and you don't have to deal with the bloated goat software known as iTunes.

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When I tried to install it...
by aplanca / September 26, 2013 8:29 PM PDT

there occured somethin like "an error occured, the phone needs to be resetted to factory defaults." Oh man, I nearly went mad. But I resetted the iphone (have a 4S as well). However after that I could restore all the settings, contacts and whatever. So now everything is fine and I'm enjoying iOS7.

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No problems
by UkiahDave / September 26, 2013 11:40 PM PDT

I had no problems with IOS 7 and my iPhone4S. Everything works as it should. I did back up to iCloud just in case.

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Me too !!
by birdmantd Forum moderator / September 27, 2013 1:43 AM PDT
In reply to: No problems

I upgraded my iPhone 4 to iOS 7 without any problems. Didn't back up to iCloud first and installed just fine.

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Thanks for all the feedback . . .
by Coryphaeus / September 27, 2013 4:13 AM PDT

Since the current OS suits my needs now, I'll wait.

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Nothing wrong with that....
by birdmantd Forum moderator / September 27, 2013 5:07 AM PDT

Like the old saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it...."

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No fingerprint scanner mandatory for iPhone 4GS
by Davidwill1987 / October 20, 2013 12:02 PM PDT

Your iPhone 4GS don't have the senor on the home button, just the iPhone 5S have the Touch ID features, right now.

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As mentioned earlier...
by birdmantd Forum moderator / October 20, 2013 11:09 PM PDT

There is no 4GS, it is a 4S.

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