Install iOS Beta and keep app organization

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by jmantn, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. jmantn macrumors 6502

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    So I have a developer account and considering putting ios 8.3 on my devices. IN the past when testing I've always started with a clean slate however this time I want to know if it's possible to do a fresh install and then somehow reinstall all my apps and their existing folder structure and placement.

    My devices are not jail broken if that matters.

    I'm thinking as ios 8.2 is for Apple watch that 8.3 is for photos and I may install 8.3 b2 when it comes out as the closer 8.3 gets the more photo centric features gets built in or things gets changed on the backend since 8.3 also loses the Beta label and since I'm using the new photos on my Mac.

    Any workarounds or tips maintaining layout would be great, thanks!
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I usually take screenshots of all my home screens, and then pull out the apps with iMazing, then do a restore, and then load them back through iMazing and then reorganize.
     
  3. jmantn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So not perfect but it'll keep the app data intact?

    I have more apps then most so it's always a pain but didn't know about this!
     
  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Yeah, make a backup in iTunes just to be safe. Games could be an issue if they're online based, but that's pretty much it.
     

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