Do apps & games stored in iTunes keep their settings/data?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Xandros, May 26, 2013.

  1. Xandros macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2010
    I had an iPod and a game on it with a lot of save data. I had the game stored in iTunes too, and I synced the iPod with iTunes.

    I got rid of the iPod touch though, but now I want to get an iPhone 5. Once I get it, if I plug the iPhone 5 into iTunes and sync the same apps/games to it, will it also transfer over the data for them to the iPhone or will it be like installing a clean app to the device?
  2. decafjava macrumors 68030


    Feb 7, 2011
    Good question, when I upgraded my iPhone 4 in February for a 5, I just restored my 5 with the last backup from the 4...everything transferred over game settings and all. Should be the same with the iPod touch I would think.
  3. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040


    Aug 24, 2012
    New York, USA
    Do apps & games stored in iTunes keep their settings/data?

    Just make sure you restore the back up that has the saved game file. I heard their is a program that can extract data from a back like from game and put them on a different device. But i do not know what it is called.

    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk 2
  4. kjb0419 macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2013
    I think that the only way your game data is saved is if the app has a login for the company that makes it or if it is in GameCenter. Otherwise I believe it installs a clean app. I remember I had a game that I did that with and I was pissed because the data did not transfer over.
  5. paulbennett95 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2012
    Long Island, NY
    Game and app data doesn't sync with iTunes but its saved if you make a backup.
    No if you're just syncing from iTunes, yes if you're restoring from backup.

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