App data magically restored?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mcdj, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. mcdj macrumors G3

    mcdj

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    I was using a quit smoking app called Quitter on my iPhone 4. It does not sync data to a server. There is no registration.

    Then I got the 4S and restored from backup. A couple of days later, today, I decided to check my quit smoking progress. The app was gone. Poof. So I fired up the App Store and re-downloaded it.

    I started up the app, and magically, my quitting data was all right there as if I never lost the app.

    How is this possible?
     
  2. digitalfx macrumors 6502a

    digitalfx

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    you restored from a backup, which restores the data.

    also iCloud will save data.
     
  3. mcdj thread starter macrumors G3

    mcdj

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    I'm not using iCloud, and while I did restore from backup the day I got my 4S, the Quitter app apparently was not restored along with my other apps, that's why I had to re-download it. Maybe the app data was restored, but not the app itself?
     
  4. Eradik macrumors regular

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    That could be possible, yes.

    Though I do remember reading that some apps used your devices UDID number to save your data, so that could be it. That could be a way it knew your info while still not technically syncing.
     
  5. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a

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    only as part of a normal backup. I've yet to come across anything outside iWork that used iCloud.
     
  6. svenn macrumors 6502

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    I would say this ^
    I have had similar happen to me.
     
  7. PaulyD macrumors 6502

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    I have had the same, data was restored but not the app itself. Once i redownloaded it I had all the data again.

    Good luck with quitting :)
     

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