1. Star-Lord's Avatar
    I backed up my 4S to my computer, so I was going to restore that data onto my iPhone 5. But every time I do so, only like 3 of my apps show up but all of my bookmarks and open tabs show up.

    What do I do from here?

    Does it matter that my iPhone 5 isn't activated yet?
    05-19-2013 10:58 PM
  2. GulfCoastToad's Avatar
    Does it matter that my iPhone 5 isn't activated yet?
    No. Try syncing a couple times and check your iTunes settings.
    05-19-2013 11:51 PM
  3. Alli's Avatar
    You will have to activate your iPhone 5 first. Then you can restore. Did you back up to iCloud or iTunes?
    05-20-2013 07:51 AM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Restoring from current device to a new device

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2109
    05-20-2013 09:05 AM
  5. Star-Lord's Avatar
    I'll give that a try. I'm backing up through iTunes since it takes too long to do through icloud.
    05-20-2013 12:44 PM
  6. beathookup's Avatar
    I have primarily used the cloud as sometimes I need to restore from a backup with being near a computer it might take sometime but its well worth it in the long run
    05-20-2013 02:01 PM
  7. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Make sure that the apps you want to sync are check-marked in the apps tab
    when your phone is connected to iTunes. If you haven't already.
    05-20-2013 02:06 PM
  8. Star-Lord's Avatar
    You will have to activate your iPhone 5 first. Then you can restore. Did you back up to iCloud or iTunes?
    So you do have to activate it first? I went through all the steps up except that one and it still does not restore from backup.
    05-21-2013 04:39 AM
  9. Alli's Avatar
    So you do have to activate it first? I went through all the steps up except that one and it still does not restore from backup.
    ​What happens when you try to restore?
    05-21-2013 07:34 AM
  10. Star-Lord's Avatar
    It goes through the normal process but after its done, only a few of my apps are showing.

    Is there anything the Apple Store can do?
    05-21-2013 09:50 AM
  11. GulfCoastToad's Avatar
    Activation should not be required. Did you try syncing several times like I suggested?
    05-24-2013 10:45 PM
  12. Alli's Avatar
    I would try restoring and then just do a regular sync to your computer.
    05-25-2013 07:36 AM
  13. el_stro's Avatar
    Apps are not contained in the iTunes backup, only the app data is (game scores, progress, bookmarks, etc.). You should find your apps in iTunes, in the "Purchased" section, you need to download them again to your phone.
    06-06-2013 03:46 AM

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