I'll never restore to backup again

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by tablo13, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. tablo13 macrumors 65816

    tablo13

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    #1
    It's pretty much useless... Restore to backup does not restore music on same computer. Have to install apps again... have to re-jailbreak (did it with Greenpois0n this time).
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

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    #2
    It's not entirely useless: a restore from backup is the only way to restore application data. The backup itself is not meant to replicate data that should already be stored in iTunes, like music, videos, podcasts, photos, etc.

    After all, backing up such data would lead to unnecessarily large backup files and back-up times, and just reproduce data that is already stored on your computer, and backed-up elsewhere.

    For more information about backups see, iPhone and iPod touch: About backups
     
  3. tablo13 thread starter macrumors 65816

    tablo13

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    #3
    Well, the data is all in iTunes, so why doesn't it move and install all of them? :mad:
     
  4. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

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    #4
    It should, after the first sync. Since the backup retains an iPhone's settings, pressing the "sync" button in iTunes will restore all of your media. :)
     

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