All apps gone after i reset and restored!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by faithcityrecord, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. faithcityrecord macrumors newbie

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    I just cleaned up contents on my iphone and did a reset and tried to restore. But then, all the apps that show on the home page are all gone! Please help on how to get them back. Thanks.
     
  2. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    You are gonna have to be more specific, I don't have a clue what "cleaned up contents" means. What kind of reset did you do? Did you do a restore in iTunes, if so, what kind of restore, from backup, or new?
     
  3. Sissymeow macrumors newbie

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    I'm not the op but I always have trouble with updates, restores, and syncing. So maybe by answering my specifics you will help the op as well.

    Whenever I need to update or restore my iPhone it always seems like a pain in the butt and takes hours. Let's use the example of when I got my 4. First I transferred purchases and backed up. I then plugged the new phone in, set it up and restored from backup. When this was done things like my settings, wallpaper and contacts were back but none of my apps. I then went to the app section, clicked on sync apps, checked the ones I wanted and hit sync. Well THEN when I looked at the phone none of the apps were in the right place so I then hit restore from backup AGAIN and "most" of them were back where they belonged and in the correct folders but none of my music was there. So I had to go to iTunes and put all my music back on (all 1400 songs). I've read people saying just sync your music and it will go back however I can't do that. First of all I have too many songs to fit and I have music in iTunes for 5 people. I really don't want my little sisters Justin Bieber and I don' think she wants my sons metal or rap. This was all very time consuming.

    These are not the only problems I've had. For instance when I go to update I transfer purchases and backup then update. I've read where people recommend to set up as a new iPhone/iPod however whenever I do that as soon as it's done it backsup again, thereby making that the most recent backup. I then have to go to the location where it stores the backups (which requires me to google to remember where that location is and showing the hidden files) and delete the most recent one. Then go back and restore from backup, sync apps, and restore again. Still no music!

    We recently got my sisters new iPod touches and in trying to restore them from there old 1 gen had all these same problems. It took HOURS!

    I just know there has got to be a better way to do this. Plus I'm concerned because now my phone is jailbroken and I have ALOT of specialized settings. What am I going to do next time
     
  4. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    The backup remembers your apps, address book, etc. but I don't think media is included. If you're sharing a computer with other people, start using playlists. Whether you sync songs or albums, the playlist will help you pick songs faster.
     
  5. Sissymeow macrumors newbie

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    But it never does remember the apps. Not unless I go to apps, manually check the ones I want, click sync, and then backup fe restore again.
     
  6. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for hijacking the thread. In the future, please start your own thread, as it is extremely difficult, to try and answer two different people in the same one.
     
  7. Sissymeow macrumors newbie

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    Excuse me! Most people actually prefer you post to already existing threads that relate to your question. Especially in the case where you are asking the EXACT same thing! In fact a lot of forum users reply to duplicated threads saying that "this has already been answered here" and post a link to that thread.

    If you prefer however, in the future, I will post another thread so that people have to answer both.

    Thanks for you oh so helpful reply!
     

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