If I do a restore without back up ..

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by justjax, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. justjax macrumors regular

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    Apple are insisting that to resolve my issues with my iPhone 5 I basically have to so a restore and not install the backup. If I do this I know I'll lose a bunch of stuff if I don't get a 3rd party app or program to back them up. Question is, if I have an iPad, will once I do a restore and login with my apple ID, will it auto Sync and restore notes and reminders, effectively meaning I'm only losing text/iMessages?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yes, any iCloud synced data like Notes, Contacts, etc will reappear on the device once you enter the AppleID and turn on iCloud.
     
  3. CHMK macrumors regular

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    to be honest u really shouldnt lose anything... remember to transfer purchases first though. i mean u can sync music notes messages reminders apps etc... even mail messages will re download. the only thing u will have to reconfigure will be system settings such as brightness, layout of apps, time formats wallpapers etc, which should take u little time.
     
  4. justjax thread starter macrumors regular

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    Surely I lose old texts if I'm not restoring a back up? Or do me mean just iMessages will be intact?
     
  5. CHMK macrumors regular

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    i think just imessages.

    bearing that in mind backup ur photos too.
     
  6. stormchaser macrumors 6502

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    What is the problem with your phone that Apple are trying to resolve?
     

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