"Updating to iOS 5.0 will delete all of the apps on your iPhone."

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by GFLPraxis, Oct 12, 2011.

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    GFLPraxis

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    So, I used to use my desktop Windows PC to sync my iPhone. I switched to using my MBP months ago. Moved all my media over, and I sync music/videos/books/photos with the MBP.

    However, I never sync'd apps, because I didn't want it to wipe out my app library.

    If I update to iOS 5, my applications will be erased, because I don't sync my iPhone's apps with any computers.

    If I set my iPhone to sync apps with my MBP, my applications will be erased.

    What do I do here?

    Looks like Transfer Purchases brought the apps over, but their sizes are too small; no way it brought the data over...
     
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    gloss

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    Did you make a backup?
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    Can you not re-download the purchased apps from itunes? Then re-sync your phone with the new machine.
     
  4. TEG
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    TEG

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    Simply "Right Click" on your iPhone in iTunes, and select "Back Up". That should back up all app data, mail/contacts/calendar settings, and stored passwords.

    TEG
     
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    MacBoobsPro

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    Just update everything and use iCloud to redownload your stuff afterwards. ie. purchase history :)
     
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    GFLPraxis

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    Yes.

    If I transfer purchases, update to iOS 5, then enable Syncing Apps on this new MBP, then restore from a backup to get the app data tacked on...will this do it?


    My concern is primarily app data. Savegames, stored data in special tracking apps, recorded audio, etc.
     

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