What happens if I restore my iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by KnowNol, May 9, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

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    I have a backup with iTunes, but I'm still wondering what happens if I restore. When I backup, do I get back my numbers, texts, and all of that stuff?
     
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    andybno1

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    when you backup, it stores your phone numbers, texts, camera roll, settings for phone and apps
     
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    iMJustAGuy

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    Sure!

    Apps, settings for phone, camera roll, texts, and phone numbers are stored when you back up.

    :D I wanted to post earlier but I didn't know the answer :eek:
     
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    GodlyDan

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    Backups dont seem to work in the 4.0 Beta so as long as thats not your FW you wont loose your contacts or setting etc..
     
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    Backups work perfectly fine in the 4.0 betas. You have to have Xcode installed on the computer you are using the phone with.
     
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    GodlyDan

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    Thanks a lot for letting me know that. My main PC is a windows 7 based HP so I use my Mac Mini to develop for and Install the Beta Firmware on but then i switch it over to my HP for my music, apps, and syncing. That would explain it
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Yes it will re-store all the things you have mentioned. i-phone is a great piece with all the techniques to make everything more easy............
     
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    Goldfrapp

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    It'll turn into a leprechaun!
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    Does it reset the software? like if i upgraded it to 4.0 will it go back?
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    No.
     
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    maturola

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    +1 :D

    Full of win this reply!...:rolleyes:
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    Fml

    ok so i have an iphone 4 with 4.3.3 on it and i have apps with pictures in them that arent in the camera roll. will those be saved too? and what about my music? i have i think 5gb of music that isnt in my itunes?

    i <3 :apple: but for some reason my itunes wont recognize the settings and data thats why i need to restor.
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I'd like to expand the question, this thread popped up during a search.

    I've an iPhone 4, currently running iOS 5: I do not want iOS 7. I have backups in iTunes, on an Intel Mac running 10.6.8.

    What happens if I have to do a Restore?

    Specifically, will iTunes happily restore the iOS 5 system and my files from the local backup? Or will it first check what the current version of iOS is, and insist that I download and install that?

    I'm fearful that if I have to re-install iOS again (phone already had hardware issue once before, requiring full restore), that I'll be forced to update iOS.

    A follow-up question would be; what would happen in this circumstance were I instead using a PowerMac running Leopard? After all, when I bought the phone, its requirements were met by the Leopard PPC Mac (I think I had Tiger, even), which I was using at the time. The PPC version of iTunes on Leopard probably can't install iOS 7 (?), so what does it do instead? Download and install the latest available one? I doubt that, what with Apple's idiotic control freak restrictions on old iOS versions. If I bought a product which worked perfectly well with my computer, is it reasonable that after a while that product no longer works, even though I've changed nothing? Hopefully that's not the case, but anyway, that's why I'm asking here.

    Thanks in advance for your replies...

    Cheers.
     

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