1. jose_pr's Avatar
    I would like to factory restore my device instead of restoring from a backup. It is a 3GS running 3.1.3. I am not worried about PIM data since I use an Exchange but I am worry about the apps. Would I be able to have itunes install the apps again on the phone without a problem? What about the data on the apps, does itunes keep a copy of this data somewhere else besides the iphone backup file?

    Thanks in advance,

    Jose
    04-20-2010 11:12 PM
  2. Ipheuria's Avatar
    If your apps are synced in itunes then yes once you sync it will put the apps back onto your phone. As far as I know you will not get back the info in the apps however.
    04-20-2010 11:26 PM
  3. jose_pr's Avatar
    Is there a way to only backup the data before I do a Factory restore?

    Jose
    04-25-2010 12:31 AM
  4. Jellotime91's Avatar
    If your apps are synced in itunes then yes once you sync it will put the apps back onto your phone. As far as I know you will not get back the info in the apps however.
    App data is contained within the apps in iTunes, without a doubt. What you need to make sure of is that the apps have synced back to your computer from your iPhone, so that it is the latest version of the app. Usually this happens after you do an on-device app update automatically, not sure exactly how you can manually do it. I'd say delete the apps off of your computer, then have "Transfer Purchases" from your iPhone. That will bring the on-device version of the apps along with their AppData over to iTunes.

    Hope I helped!
    04-25-2010 12:40 AM
  5. Alli's Avatar
    No, there is no way to do a "selective" backup on the iPhone. Nor is there a way to do a selective restore. One more thing I miss about Palm.
    04-25-2010 10:21 AM
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