1. RC28's Avatar
    This is too weird. I just updated my 4S to 5.1 and it did not ask me to restore or restore from backup. It just did the restore from backup on its own, and then backed itself up. I called Apple and they are clueless. Any one else have this happen?

    The phone seems fine. Even Data Vault kept all my passwords. Last time it didn't.
    03-08-2012 09:10 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    If you installed OTA, it is my understanding that only changed files are updated leaving your backed up data intact. Of course, I could be wrong and a backup could have very well taken place during the update.


    Just Me, D
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    03-08-2012 09:13 PM
  3. RC28's Avatar
    If you installed OTA, it is my understanding that only changed files are updated leaving your backed up data intact. Of course, I could be wrong and a backup could have very well taken place during the update.


    Just Me, D
    (Tapatalk - iPad 2)
    I installed through Itunes. It took about 45-50 minutes. Did a lot of verifying after it did the download, and then did an update and backed up.
    03-08-2012 09:23 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Oh yeah, if you updated via iTunes, a backup is automatically performed. Sorry for the slow response. I'm watching 'Person Of Interest' on CBS...


    Just Me, D
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    03-08-2012 09:32 PM
  5. RC28's Avatar
    Oh yeah, if you updated via iTunes, a backup is automatically performed. Sorry for the slow response. I'm watching 'Person Of Interest' on CBS...


    Just Me, D
    (Tapatalk - iPad 2)
    Thanks JustMe. I just dont get why it did not ask me if I wanted to restore or restore from backup. It just automatically restored from my backup
    03-08-2012 09:47 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I understand, but remember, the role of the update is to make the necessary operating system changes while maintaining the look and settings that were already in place so you can immediately use your device like you were accustomed to prior to the update. Its focus is not like a reset/restore where you are given the choice of setting your device like new or restoring from a backup.


    Just Me, D
    (Tapatalk - iPad 2)
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 03-09-2012 at 09:05 AM.
    03-08-2012 10:44 PM
  7. RC28's Avatar
    I understand, but remember, the roll of the update is make the necessary operating system changes while maintaining the look and settings that were already in place so you can immediately use your device like you were accustomed to prior to the update. Its focus is not like a reset/restore where you are given the choice of setting your device like new or restoring from a backup.


    Just Me, D
    (Tapatalk - iPad 2)
    Thanks again. Now I get it.
    03-08-2012 11:15 PM
  8. BLiNK's Avatar
    i experienced this very same thing, had me perplexed and thought something went amiss. then i was reading in another site/forum that this was supposed to happen

    regardless i ran a restore again and then it gave me the option to restore as new, which is what i was originally trying to achieve. odd
    03-10-2012 10:10 PM
  9. RC28's Avatar
    i experienced this very same thing, had me perplexed and thought something went amiss. then i was reading in another site/forum that this was supposed to happen

    regardless i ran a restore again and then it gave me the option to restore as new, which is what i was originally trying to achieve. odd
    I called Apple and the girl was pretty clueless.I asked her to check with her supervisor and he said it probably gave me the option and I didn't realize I clicked it. I know I didn't lol. So far things seem fine.
    03-11-2012 02:08 PM
  10. RC28's Avatar
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    If you installed OTA.
    Nope. Not OTA. I did it through Itunes. I also did my Iphone 4 AND Ipod touch through Itunes. It said that it would restore them before it started doing the update on them. I must have missed it the first time. There was definitely no option to restore as new, or restore from backup. It told me it was gonna restore the devices and it did.

    Oddly, the updates on these devices were quicker, and seemed less involved. The 4S took a looooooong time to update. The update steps were different too.
    03-12-2012 12:30 PM
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