Restoring iPhone from backup

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sdilley14, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    I just thought I would share my experience restoring my iPhone. I just bought an IP5 this weekend (upgraded from the IP4). I backed up my IP4 to both iCloud and my computer. I was hoping to just do a seamless restore but it didn't work out quite as I had hoped. My contacts, emails, pictures, and apps all restored just fine, but I could not get my music to restore. I believe it might have something to do with the fact that I have it selected to manually manage music rather than sync every time I connect the phone to iTunes. Does anyone have any insight on that? It wasn't really a big deal, I just had to spend some time putting my playlists together again and dropping them onto the phone. And now I have it selected to just sync a couple playlists I have on my computer, so managing my music *should* be a little easier for me going forward (as long as I remember to keep adding new music to those playlists). Anyone else experience this? Or was there a step I missed in restoring my new phone that may have allowed me to restore my music?
     
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    Jordan921

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    Hmm I had no issues with any of my stuff when I restored from my 4S when I upgraded to the 5.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Do you have your phone set up to automatically sync your music from iTunes or do you have it set up to manually manage your music (as I did)?
     
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    Jordan921

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    I've always had it set to manually manage my music ever since my iPhone 3G and never had any problems.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    I had the same issue. I'm guessing its because I manage my music manually.
     
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    I synced my 5 from my iTunes back up of my 4 and it was seamless. No issues at all. I didn't manage my music manually though. Just keep it all on there as I'm lazy!
     
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    Tyler23

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    Backups don't back up music. They don't even back up apps. They back up what apps you have and the app data, but the apps are re-downloaded (with iCloud) or re-synced (through iTunes backup). That's why backups can stay under 5 GB. Otherwise backups would be huge. Music is not backed up, but I guess some playlist info might be?
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's what I thought...that it didn't actually back up any of the media. I thought it backed up some sort of "source data" and pulled the actual media (music, apps, etc) from iTunes and loaded it onto the phone when you did a restore from a backup. Gueeeesssss not, lol.
     

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