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So I updated OTA to 6.1 on my iPhone 4s. I was just wondering if I have to restore. Also if I do can I put a backup back on it after the restore? And by doing this process will I lose any data? it's particularly important that I do not lose my iMessages/sms.

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asked 31 Jan '13, 16:36

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iTunes restore is preferred over OTA. Just right-click your device in iTunes' left pane, choose backup, click Restore in the middle of the screen, then choose restore from backup.

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answered 31 Jan '13, 16:37

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and I won't lose any data? no loss of messages? sorry I'm just trying to be careful. and also just out of curiosity, why is it preferred?

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