How to restore icon arrangement?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by MacBH928, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. MacBH928 macrumors 68030


    May 17, 2008
    So I am moving to 7 from a 6 that was restored from iphone 5. I want to start fresh but I have 2 problems

    1) Is there a way to import just the icon arrangment? I don't want to go through pages of icons collecting them and placing them just the way I like with my finger.

    2) How can I import my game saves without restoring the whole device? I can restore DropBox and Evernote just but logging in.
  2. Jayson A macrumors 68000

    Sep 16, 2014
    You can't restore only the icon arrangement, but if you use iTunes, you can arrange them on your computer with your mouse. It might be easier that way.
  3. MacBH928 thread starter macrumors 68030


    May 17, 2008
    This is retarded, this should be an option like Migration Assistant in OS X.

    How about game saves?
  4. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    Some games restore from iCloud but others must be restored from a backup. Honestly it's probably easier if you just use a backup.
  5. Jayson A macrumors 68000

    Sep 16, 2014
    He could restore from a backup and then reset all settings. That would preserve his game saves and would not reset his icon placement.
  6. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    Yes, but it also wouldn't be starting as 'fresh'.
  7. simonsi macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2014
    Well to have the icons you need to have the Apps so that isn't starting afresh either...

    TBH OP could probably have done it by now, restored, deleted any unwanted Apps and rearranged any still required. (all easier done using iTunes)
  8. MacBH928 thread starter macrumors 68030


    May 17, 2008
    I don't care about icon arrangement because you can do that manually but it should be easier, but game saves you have to either restore the whole iphone or none of it. You can't pick to restore individual games/apps.

    Any idea how can I tell which games restore through iCloud and which don't?
    --- Post Merged, Oct 17, 2016 ---

    This is probably the only solution, but I still think maybe something would still be stuck there from earlier backups. Remember this iphone is built up from iOS 6 days we are in iOS 10 now.
  9. Floris macrumors 68020


    Sep 7, 2007
    By the way, you can go to your devices in iTunes, and arrange the pages there. It's a bit more visual, and easier to drag and drop.

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