What happens if I restore my iPhone?

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

  1. macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2009
    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?
  2. macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Liverpool, UK
    when you backup, it stores your phone numbers, texts, camera roll, settings for phone and apps
  3. macrumors 68020


    Sep 10, 2007
    Beach, FL

    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:
  4. macrumors newbie


    Jun 3, 2009
    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..
  5. macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Waco, TX
    Backups work perfectly fine in the 4.0 betas. You have to have Xcode installed on the computer you are using the phone with.
  6. macrumors newbie


    Jun 3, 2009
    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

    May 11, 2010
    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............
  8. macrumors 68040


    Jul 31, 2005
    It'll turn into a leprechaun!
  9. macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2010
    Does it reset the software? like if i upgraded it to 4.0 will it go back?
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
  11. macrumors 68040


    Oct 29, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    +1 :D

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

    Jun 17, 2011

    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

    Jul 21, 2010

    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...


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