Help! App data restore!

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  1. rayjay86 macrumors 6502

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    Hey all,

    I stupidly (very stupidly) deleted an app today that I really need. iXpenseit has all my budget details for the past two years.

    I'm running iOS 7 GM but for whatever reason I didnt have a previous backup before deleting it. When I checked, iCloud backup was NOT on. However when I go into iCloud now and check, it shows that iXpenseit has 1.2mb of data to be backed up.

    ON my phone at the moment the app is empty, no records, no nothing. On iTunes it shows 92kb of data, which is probably the bare minimum.

    If I click backup now will it backup what is currently on my phone (nothing), or will it back up that stuff (showing on the screen). The first screenshot shows "2.7 gb on next backup" so if I backup that, then restore my iPhone from the most recent iCloud backup (which I assume will be that one) will I get my old stuff back? I'm too nervous to do anything in case it screws anything up...


    *Running iOS 7 GM on iPhone 5 *
     

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  3. rayjay86 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So if I click "backup now" it'll backup all that data that is showing on the screen then I can restore from iCloud backup (in which the backup that I just did should be there?)

    Sorry for the simplistic questions, just having a bit of a freakout...!
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    If you back up now, it backs up your data. If you have not backed up your iPhone before, either by iTunes or iCloud you cannot get your data back because its gone.

    You need to do a restore not a backup.
     
  5. rayjay86 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Right, but what is it backing up in that 2.7 gb? I've currently only got about 5 apps on my phone so surely they cannot be that much data in a backup of my phone in its current state? Almost all the apps listed in that screenshot are not currently on my phone, so is backing the data of those up? Hence if I then start my phone as new and select restore from backup in the screen where I'm setting up the iPhone, will all this data that it is currently backing up, and the apps that it is doing, be reloaded onto my phone?
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    Restore and and see, you don't have anything to lose do you?
     
  7. rayjay86 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I guess not, restoring now. Fingers crossed! :(
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    Good luck. I personally back up my phone via iTunes every so often. It probably doesn't matter if you use iCloud or iTunes but just to be safe to do it.

    Hopefully your data is restored. :eek:
     
  9. rayjay86 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I make it a habit to as well. I always have iCloud backup turned on, I have no idea why when I went to iOS 7 it didn't.

    I had backed up my phone today to iTunes but foolishly had done that AFTER I had deleted a bunch of apps, especially the key one I'm doing all this to recover!

    Oh well, live and learn.
     
  10. rayjay86 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No luck. Whatever that 1.2mb was in iXpenseit, it wasnt my old data :(
    Might go back to my last backup from August 28 and manually fill in the dates
     
  11. charlituna macrumors G3

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    App data, texts, call history, notes that aren't syncing, camera roll etc.

    If you deleted the app without an iCloud or iTunes backup you are unfortunately SOL, sorry
     

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