Before You Upgrade Your iPad or iPhone to iOS7, Read This!

Real Estate Sales Representative with Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty

Before You Upgrade Your iPad or iPhone to iOS7, Read This!

Apple's newest operating system for the iPhone and iPad is out.  And most of the features seem to work and most people will have no trouble upgrading.  However, Apple does not give you an easy way to back out of the upgrade once complete.  Here is a way to do it! 

We learned this trick via having to replace an iPad under warranty.  Following similar steps will allow you to "recover" back to your previous version and settings.  A friend did not follow our advice and was on Apple's tech support for 2 hours.  This is much easier.

First make sure you have iCloud turned on and do a backup using Wi-Fi by clicking "backup now".  We have had others, including so called "Apple techs", say to back up to iTunes or backup to PC.  We have tried this several times and never gotten a complete backup EXCEPT using iCloud and Wi-Fi. 


Now after doing the backup TURN OFF iCloud backup.  This is to prevent your new upgrade from writing over your previous backup.


Do the upgrade and test your apps and settings for a couple of days.  As long as you do not install a lot of new apps or take a lot of new photos you should be safe.  We did this for ~1 week and then turned on iCloud backup and did a "backup now".

Now IF you have problems here is how to restore back to your old system.


Go to settings General and Reset, "Reset all Settings".  After several warnings and "are you really sures" this will set your device back to a factory setting.  Setup the "new" device using the on-screen prompts.  Then it will ask you if this is a new device or you want to restore a backup.  Make sure you are connected to a Wi-Fi and restore from your iCloud backup.  This may take an hour or more so have a charger handy.

We have used this restore procedure several times and always got back all our apps, photos, etc.  Occasionally there may be a web site logon or password you will have to re-enter.

Good luck and enjoy iOS7!!

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CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
"Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren
I usually backup on iCloud only, but I do need to make sure hoots are backed up because they keep saving over and over
Sep 30, 2013 12:17 PM #1
Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Bob, Thank you for this info! I am getting the upgrade message on my iPhone 4s but did not want to upgrade since I heard you could not roll back to the old version. I am bookmarking this for future reference in case I get brave and decide to try the upgrade!


Sep 30, 2013 12:57 PM #2
Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team

Thanks Diana, good luck with the upgrade.  We like the new look of iOS7.

Sep 30, 2013 07:38 PM #3
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
Bob-Good plan you've laid out. I try to wait a couple of weeks after an upgrade comes before installing. There is sometimes an issue or two with the initial release that is best avoided if possible.
Oct 01, 2013 12:49 AM #4
Kathy Stoltman
Rockwood Realty - Ventura, CA
Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793

Bob, I do have an iPad, but have not upgraded yet, usually try to wait until some of the bugs are worked out. But when I do, I will follow your advice, thanks.

Oct 02, 2013 04:21 AM #5
Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker
iXL Real Estate-Wiregrasss\ - Enterprise, AL
email: / cell: 334-494-7846

Found this link a little while ago. Got SEVERAL good tips from it!

15 Tips'n'Tricks for ios7

Oct 02, 2013 11:39 AM #6
Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team

Good luck Kathy.  Let us know if we can help.


Thanks Travis we will check it out.

Oct 02, 2013 08:24 PM #7
Yvette Chisholm
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Rockville, MD
Associate Broker - Rockville, MD 301-758-9500

I love the new upgrade, I didn't realize there was a way to back out of it.   Great, thanks for the helpful tips, it is always good to learn!

Oct 02, 2013 10:26 PM #8
Ed & Tracy Oliva
West USA Realty - Arizona - Fountain Hills, AZ
The Oliva Team Arizona Agents

Good Morning: This is some great Info for all of us!!  keep up the good Info and good luck with your business as well.  E

Oct 02, 2013 11:15 PM #9
Beth Larsen
RE/MAX Sedona - Sedona, AZ
Sedona Arizona

I am usually more cautious, but I threw caution to the wind this time, and have to say I really like ios7. The only thing is....I think I am going to have to call tech support because it does not seem to hibernate like it did before the upgrade, and it's really sucking the battery down fast!

Any  thoughts?

Oct 10, 2013 06:38 AM #10
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

I upgraded with no problems.  For those who are getting the battery life shortened, double click the home button and flick up on the screen the programs that are running in the background.

Oct 10, 2013 02:14 PM #11
Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team
Thank you all for reading and commenting.
Oct 11, 2013 04:48 AM #12
Kristin Hunteman
True Title Company - Clayton, MO
Escrow Closing Officer

Thanks for the fabulous tip. So far so good on ioS 7, but you never know!

Nov 12, 2013 05:11 AM #13
Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team

You are welcome Kristin.  Let us know if we can help in any way.

Nov 12, 2013 05:39 AM #14
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