How to properly back up an iPad (iPhone) after computer format?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by t00manyuserz, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. t00manyuserz macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2011
    Hi all,

    I have my i(everything) synced with my laptop. I recently had to format the laptop - and did not back up the iTunes library. Now when I sync the devices, all my apps show up as greyed out, and the checkbox to "sync apps" is NOT checked. If I try to check it, it tells me it will erase my current apps and replace them with the versions from this iTunes library.

    I am concerned with losing my savegames for all the games that I have on it.

    What is the correct procedure to back up all my files in case I need to hard-reset the iPad/iPhone so as to not lose any data? They are jailbroken, so if it involves ssh'ing into it and copying some files, that's OK too.
  2. t00manyuserz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2011
    Bump. I can't be the only one wondering this :) Did I post in the wrong forum?

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