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

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  1. Xandros macrumors regular

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    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 68000

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    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

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    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.


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  4. kjb0419 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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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