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I just got a replacement for my 4S. Before, I did an iCloud backup and thought I could just restore from that. But with the new phone, it says there's no backup to restore from available.

Any ideas?

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Backups are generally portable across any and all iOS device. Could the new device be at a lower software level? Try an over the air update to ios 5.0.1 and also be sure everything is exact in the account. xxx@mac.com is not always the same as xxx@me.com.

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Yeah, I was wondering if that's the problem. The old device was 5.1, so I'm already downloading to upgrade. –  Patrick Mar 3 '12 at 18:53
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5.1 was the problem. Since it's only Apps, Contacts etc. I thought it would work with 5.0.1 as well. –  Patrick Mar 3 '12 at 20:34
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Sometimes it works at odd versions, other times you get an intentional blank - other times even worse - crashes. Glad it was just an "update all". –  bmike Mar 3 '12 at 21:09

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