Backup Questions for iPhone
Is it possible for me to just back up my Messages, Mail and Contacts on my iPhone? I've been wanting to do a "Restore" on my phone and start over. I definitely need my contacts and messages (isn't really necessary because I can download them from server).
- 06-15-2012, 06:34 PM #2
Thanks, Garz! You're pretty iPhone savvy. Is there any real benefit of a "restore like new" option?
Since Verizon is offering shared data, we may be doing a phone shuffle later in the year (my Dad's been wanting an iPhone and I may give him my 4S to try - I'll get the "new" iPhone). If that happens, I might just forget my Messages and add my contacts via iCloud on the new device.
PS - What do you think of iOS 6?
- 06-15-2012, 08:49 PM #4
This is the one glaring issue with icloud back ups, its all or nothing. It would nice if Apple started allowing selective restores where you can select your options. Sometimes we just want to do restore like new but still get apps back with their folder order. It would be nice if we had some options like this.
- 06-15-2012, 09:20 PM #5
- 06-15-2012, 09:23 PM #6iMore Genius
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What is the real benefit of doing a like new restore?
I've thought about doing it a few times, but would I lose in app purchases, etc?
- 08-17-2012, 08:24 AM #8
Any idea why this happened?
- 08-17-2012, 08:53 AM #9
- 08-17-2012, 09:45 AM #10iPhone Intermediate
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Anything you bought with Apple you won't loose unless Apple stopped signing it. Another way to say this is if it's still on App Store, it's still yours. All you have to do when you setup your iPhone as new is to enter your actual Apple ID for the device. After which, you'll be able to : - force "transfer of your purchases" on iTunes on your PC, or; - reinstall them directly on the device by going into the App Store app in "Updates" and choosing "Purchased" where you will find (most of) the apps you purchased. I guess it works the same with your music on iTunes, but I never tried it, I buy and manage my music directly from my PC. In any case, you should do a complete backup on your PC before resetting your iPhone to new... if something goes wrong or missing, you can always get your things back.Are you John Wayne? Is this me?
- 08-17-2012, 11:39 AM #11