General iOS7 Recycle Bin idea

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by moonman239, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. moonman239 macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    #1
    Just a random thought. You know how, when you go to delete something on your device, that thing is permanently deleted from your phone's memory, unless you redownload it to your device? Well, what if instead, all that data was earmarked for deletion and uploaded to a server that would then keep that data for up to 30 days, allowing you to redownload that data within that time period by going into a "Recycle Bin" app?
     
  2. mcfly88 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2012
    #2
    Thats actually a really good idea, would be especially useful with pictures.
     
  3. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    Location:
    Collinsville,IL
    #3
    You can do that now by restoring your iCloud backup
     
  4. 5t3f4n macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
    #4
    Losing about a day's worth (assuming you back up about every night) of new photos, new messages, new e-mails, call lists, added calendar events, installed apps etc. etc. to retrieve one photo seems quite counterproductive.

    Using a service like Dropbox pretty much solves the problem though, as they do keep deleted files and you can retrieve them by logging into your account from the website.
     
  5. chrf097 macrumors 68040

    chrf097

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2011
    #5
    Photo stream.
     
  6. 5t3f4n macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
    #6
    ?
     
  7. WordMasterRice macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    Location:
    Upstate NY
    #7
    Photostream is a solution to 1 filetype, but that is it.
     
  8. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

    XboxMySocks

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    #8
    Or perhaps don't bin **** that you want to keep :eek:
     
  9. chrf097 macrumors 68040

    chrf097

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2011
    #9
    If you're talking About photos, which you said in your post, then that is what Photo Stream does for you.
     
  10. 5t3f4n macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
    #10
    I was simply explaining to the person above why restoring to iCloud was a bad solution.
     
  11. RoboCop001 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2005
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    #11
    This sounds like a great idea. Especially if you just want to temporarily uninstall an app, without losing your saved data.
     

Share This Page