Backing up on iOS7 then restoring from backup on iOS6?

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Yikes.. so should I just downgrade now if that's not possible? I don't want to lose new important data.

Also one huge positive: I was surprised AppData that wasn't normally backupable in iOS6 was still there. Including all my login info on my apps and conversations that don't normally back up in IOS6. Now that was awesome. Also all my apps were put back on perfectly and I didn't need to redrag and drop all of them. I don't remember any of that in iOS6, is that new?
 

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Some of the app data is synced through "documents and data" in iCloud. It did this in iOS 6 as well. It's similar to syncing contacts. If you use iCloud for contacts, you don't have to use your backup to get them onto a new or factory-restored device; you just have to turn iCloud syncing on and make sure contacts are toggled on.
 
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Some of the app data is synced through "documents and data" in iCloud. It did this in iOS 6 as well. It's similar to syncing contacts. If you use iCloud for contacts, you don't have to use your backup to get them onto a new or factory-restored device; you just have to turn iCloud syncing on and make sure contacts are toggled on.
I'm fine with contacts cause that all syncs through windows. Just worried about my texts, conversations in my apps, photos being unorganized after having to move them to a folder and them not being in my camera roll anymore, etc. Wish Apple would have better optimization so we didn't have to "restore as new" for everything lol. Pain in the butt.
 

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I'm fine with contacts cause that all syncs through windows. Just worried about my texts, conversations in my apps, photos being unorganized after having to move them to a folder and them not being in my camera roll anymore, etc. Wish Apple would have better optimization so we didn't have to "restore as new" for everything lol. Pain in the butt.
This is not a problem for most people since they can't/don't downgrade. This is something people need to take into consideration when installing beta firmware. There are a lot of drawbacks to it in addition to not being able to use your backup if you choose to downgrade. It also expected to be buggy and not have full third party app compatibility.

Unfortunately, you will lose your texts and camera roll if you downgrade.
 
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This is not a problem for most people since they can't/don't downgrade. This is something people need to take into consideration when installing beta firmware. There are a lot of drawbacks to it in addition to not being able to use your backup if you choose to downgrade. It also expected to be buggy and not have full third party app compatibility.

Unfortunately, you will lose your texts and camera roll if you downgrade.
Okay. I REALLY do love it. Don't get me wrong. It's probably one of the best betas I've ever used. Just the battery life going from 38 percent to 3 percent in an hour or so is kinda fast compared to ios6. And some apps aren't working.

But hey; were still one more beta away and possibly a second gold master release away from the real release. Hope that's fixed for sure. Otherwise it's addicting to just using this thing now. It's so smooth and buttery. And purty!
 
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Okay. I REALLY do love it. Don't get me wrong. It's probably one of the best betas I've ever used. Just the battery life going from 38 percent to 3 percent in an hour or so is kinda fast compared to ios6. And some apps aren't working.

But hey; were still one more beta away and possibly a second gold master release away from the real release. Hope that's fixed for sure. Otherwise it's addicting to just using this thing now. It's so smooth and buttery. And purty!
Is the battery drain consistently bad or was that just one cycle? It might have just needed to be calibrated. If it is consistent, you could try a full restore to beta 5 in iTunes. I have a 4S on beta 5 and my battery is fine. Another thing you could try is resetting all settings. But yeah, if you need those apps right now, you don't have much choice other than to restore to 6.1.3.
 
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Is the battery drain consistently bad or was that just one cycle? It might have just needed to be calibrated. If it is consistent, you could try a full restore to beta 5 in iTunes. I have a 4S on beta 5 and my battery is fine. Another thing you could try is resetting all settings. But yeah, if you need those apps right now, you don't have much choice other than to restore to 6.1.3.
Did you restore from backup? I'm reading it's making a bit of a difference in battery life.
 
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Did you restore from backup? I'm reading it's making a bit of a difference in battery life.
I'm just trying to figure out (I don't think it's possible) to get certain data from my apps after I restore as new. I only care about one in particular that has all my conversations and my texts. If that's possible that would be perfect.
 

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I'm just trying to figure out (I don't think it's possible) to get certain data from my apps after I restore as new. I only care about one in particular that has all my conversations and my texts. If that's possible that would be perfect.
You don't have anything to lose by restoring and installing 7.0 again. You'll be able to use your backup and it will likely fix the battery drain. I don't think there's any way to save chat data from the app, so you'll lose that if you go back to 6.1.3.