Is Any Data Excluded from Backups?

Stevie No-Wonder

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To anyone who has restored their iPhone 3G, I'd like to know what things, if any, are not included in backups. Will I have to customize any settings again, or is ALL data backed up? Is there any info I should write down before restoring?

I ask because my home button is acting up. Lately, I've had to press it two or three times on occasion for it to function. A few times my lockscreen has even blinked on and off once after pushing it to awake it from sleep mode, requiring it to be pushed again. I'm hoping a restore fixes this.
 

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If you restore from a backup it will put your phone back to the state that it currently is in - down to every last setting. But if your problem is within that backup and you still have the issue you may have to restore from scratch or it's a hardware issue.
 

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Well, everything is the same after a restore from backup. So, I'll try a restore as new phone tomorrow and if that doesn't work I guess I'll head for the Apple Store. It's kinda strange after eight months of problem-free use.

Thanks, Ash
 

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One more thing I forgot to ask, if you don't mind. If I restore as new phone (without backup), then sync my apps back onto the iPhone, will those apps have their data saved on them.... or is all that info just on the backup (for example: BeejiveIM, AirSharing, Checkbook, Weightbot, etc.)?
 

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Thanks.

It must be a hardware issue like you said because it's getting worse. Which I guess is kind of a good thing because now I don't have to worry about it not happening at the Apple Store. It's happening close to every time now.

Hope I can get a new one.
 

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