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Question

Don't like iOS6

by volvogirl / September 22, 2012 5:07 AM PDT

I have an iPad2. Too many changes. Can I go back to OS5?

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You could try using the Restore function in iTunes
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 22, 2012 9:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Don't like iOS6

using the backup you made before updating to iOS 6

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Backing up ???
by birdmantd Forum moderator / September 22, 2012 10:25 AM PDT

Who does that nowadays??

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Apparently, not everyone.
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 22, 2012 11:52 PM PDT
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However, you only lose what is not important


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Backups? We don't need no stinkin' backups.
by birdmantd Forum moderator / September 28, 2012 4:41 AM PDT
Laugh
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Here
by evti87 / September 22, 2012 10:38 AM PDT
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RE: iPhones, iPods, and iPads forum: Don't like iOS6
by moniquejones18 / September 27, 2012 4:32 PM PDT
In reply to: Don't like iOS6

Why? What's the problem with it? All you have to do is to restore the backup file, the iOS you had before you upgrade.

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default backup
by evti87 / September 29, 2012 12:51 PM PDT

Does it actually make a backup automatically, by default? Because I know most people don't make back ups before updating the software

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In the case of an upgrade, iTunes announces
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 30, 2012 12:10 AM PDT
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that a new version is available and asks if you would like to install it.

Answer Yes and the procedure starts without a backup being made.

Hitting the Sync button before saying Yes will result in a backup.

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The word on the backup is that there isn't one.
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 30, 2012 12:08 AM PDT

iTunes will have already downloaded iOS6 so a factory restore will take the device to iOS6.

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