Backup Question

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  1. iHalo macrumors regular

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    If I were to backup my phone after it crashed, would the applications back up too? So I would keep all my high scores and such?

    Thanks a lot.
     
  2. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

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    anything that wasn't lost in the crash should....
     
  3. domness macrumors 6502a

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    With the new system, Apps aren't backed up.
     
  4. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    ????
     
  5. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    Apps aren't part of the backup files anymore, hence the reason why backup has gone from 2 hours to 2 minutes. Loading and reinstalling apps is the reason why everything took so long.
     
  6. threezero macrumors 6502

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    so none of the app datas are now saved???? thats a huge step back....
     
  7. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    I believe it is saved, just not installed.
     
  8. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    not sure i follow
     
  9. sibruk macrumors 6502a

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    I think the whole "apps aren't backed up" thing was a mistake, and people have continued to say it. I'm fairly sure apps are still being backed up, it's just that they've now sorted out the whole incremental thing which wasn't working in 2.0 - 2.0.2.
     
  10. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    Yea i could see how someone could easily make that assumption. I mean going from 5 hrs to 1 minutes? People will ask questions and say "well maybe it doesn't really back up the apps.. yea that's probably it" haha
     
  11. jsimpson macrumors regular

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    Did a restore and setup the phone from my backup....no apps. Had to re-sync everything. The only thing is backed up was mail accounts.
     
  12. Excellerator macrumors 6502a

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    I am surprised it doesn't backup just the app data files, not the apps itself. You usually have those in Itunes anyway.
     
  13. jsimpson macrumors regular

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    UPDATE: I sync'ed the phone after restoring from a backup and all my data from for my apps was kept intact. The only thing is I had to rearrange all of them like i had them before but I can live with that.
     

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