General iOS7 Recycle Bin idea

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

  1. moonman239 macrumors 68000

    Mar 27, 2009
    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

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

    Oct 11, 2011
    You can do that now by restoring your iCloud backup
  4. 5t3f4n macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2011
    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. 0000757 macrumors 68040

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

    Aug 1, 2011
  7. WordMasterRice macrumors 6502a

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


    Oct 25, 2009
    Or perhaps don't bin **** that you want to keep :eek:
  9. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    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

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

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

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