If i "Restore from backup" (on my computer) will all my music be restored exactly?
I have a 3 day old Sprint 64 GB iphone4s. I Woke up and all 40gbs of my music was deleted.
My question: If i use "Restore from backup" (on my computer) will all my music be restored exactly as it was before? FYI: i have too much music to just hit sync.
backround and info:
I plugged it into my desktop an through itunes verified it was all deleted. I have all my music (130 GBs) saved on an external drive so it's safe. But because of the sized differences i can't just sync. I originally went song by song and album by album picking and choosing individual tracks. Thus i'd like to not have to do that again. Ringtones were deleted too. The only video i've taken with my camera was still there. Apps remained, contacts remained, mail and messages remained. The only thing deleted was 40 fricken gbs of tediously dragged and dropped music. So i really don't want to spend hours doing that again. Of all the things i wast saved it's the state of my music. if it matters none of my music was bought from itunes none of it is in icloud either. So my question is:
If i use "Restore from backup" will all my music be restored just the way it was? Again i cannot just hit sync. My library is too large.
The only think in icloud are contacts. I back to my computer and the last backup was 1:35 AM. Honestly no clue how since i've never purposely backed up anything. This is my first iphone but i've had ipods, several. I always manually manage. Itunes manages nothing (don't want my tags ruined). When i plugged in my phone "Manually manage music and videos" was UNCHECKED. No idea if i did that or if it did it on it's own. But it wasn't unchecked over the weekend. Regardless nothing else but backup to computer is checked and i recheckd "manually manage music..." Still don't know how it happened but i just don't really want to have to copy everything back again. it's a pain.
i've read several threads on this and other pages but i'm a bit confused as to the music issues.
Thanks for your help. i'm sure this is a noob question but i'm a noob. Thanks for any feedback.
- 12-12-2011, 08:45 PM #2
- 12-12-2011, 09:44 PM #3
Thanks. I figured as much. That's so horrible. the most labor intensive time consuming thing is picking the music. Iphone settings are easy. I don't care about losing that. I figured as much though. But i can't just hit sync. it will put random stuff on their. I need to pick the songs. sucks though. I searched many threads but often they only talked about apps, or videos or contacts or corrupted backups. Sigh.
Still pissed of thing deleted itself. Maybe i did something but i don't know what. i've never had my 80gb ipod just loose all it's music. Well maybe me an apple got different priorities. Settings i'll can get back to normal in maybe a half hour. going back through all 22 thousand songs and picking individual songs til i hit about 40GB takes longer. Regarding backups saving settings. it would have been nice had they saved at the least a list of all the songs that used to be on and then resynced those back. and i thought Jobs like music. lol.
Regardless, thanks for the info. Aside from randomly wasting 3 hours worth of dragging and dropping by deleting my music this phone is awesome. The screen is amazing, choice of apps is great. And when Siri called me by name i nearly pissed my pants.
Last edited by 9thWonder; 12-12-2011 at 11:52 PM.
- 12-13-2011, 07:33 AM #6
I only have around 2k songs but i have playlists set up in itunes. If my music ever mysteriously vanished from my phone, i just resync.
Didn't you set this up in itunes when spending your hours selecting songs? At the very least make a playlist and put that 40gb of music in it. You might want to look at itunes match as well. That favors those with lots of music.
As for itunes match that's just not for me. The biggest thing is it's not free and my money is a bit tight now. But I've never bought from itunes. All my music is ripped so i'd have to pay for itunes match. I have 15k songs i google music for free so that helps. Yeah uploading was a pain but not too bad. i just set it and left it alone. But paying for itunes is a nonstarter. I can barely afford the iphone i just got and i'm one of those that stuck with sprint rather then pay for verizon. But back to itunes match. I've got Audiogalaxy installed and i'm testing subsonic so i can stream from my home my entire library for free if i feel the need. I know some people love icloud and itunes match but honestly i just don't see the point unless the days it takes to upload with other services really bothers you. I may be wrong but i read it doesn't even stream. That's the only reason i'd want my music in the cloud. To stream it when i'm not home. I don't need a back up. I actually have a back up of my back ups just in case (i had a spare old drive doing laying around lol). But i've never bought music for itunes so i'd have to pay for whatever it's offering. And that right there makes it not for me. To each his own.
But yeah i'm gonna do that playlist thing though. Thanks for the advice. Should have thought of that myself.
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- 01-03-2013, 08:52 PM #9
- 01-03-2013, 09:07 PM #10
Re: If i "Restore from backup" (on my computer) will all my music be restored exactly?
- App Store Application data including in-app purchases (except the Application itself, its tmp and Caches folder).
- Application settings, preferences, and data, including documents.
Your game data *should* be restored. As for your ringtones, I suggest you connect your device to your computer and sync the ringtones to iTunes just in case. You can always sync them back to your device when you're done with your restore. Just Me, D
#TM13 -- Aren't you curious?
- 01-03-2013, 09:31 PM #11
- 01-03-2013, 09:32 PM #12