Is there a way to install iPhone as new AND then restore app info?

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  1. St. Germain macrumors 6502

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    My wife's 3GS is having battery issues since she didn't set it up as a "New phone" when she switched from her 2G iPhone. She restored from backup instead. There are reports that that can cause the 3GS to report the battery info incorrectly. The problem now is that she has some apps with quite a bit of data in them for work.

    Is there a place where that app info is stored in OS X? Is it possible for me to restore her 3GS, set it up as a "New phone" instead of "Restoring from backup", THEN individually copy the data for those apps back to where they're stored in OS X?
     
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  4. St. Germain thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I did search but apparently am not searching for the right thing. I'm seeing a lot of things on jailbreaking but this is not a jailbroken phone.
     
  5. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I think he just told you to search to tell you to search. Nevermind that.

    Yes, it is best to set up a 3GS as a new phone.

    There's no way to restore as a new phone and keep the app data. However, TheSpaz has reported that you can restore from a backup (as you have done), and then just "reset all settings" and get the same effects as restoring as a new phone.

     
  6. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    Doesn't work in all circumstances, unfortunately.

    I tried to use it to sort the bug where apps close a second after opening. Didn't fix it...
     
  7. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    That's because my method DOESN'T clear the third party app data. Just the system settings and homescreen.
     
  8. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    So from this we can deduce that third-party app data is causing the problem.

    A step forward for iPhonekind.
     
  9. firewood macrumors 604

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    You can usually clear 3rd party app data by deleting the app, resetting the phone, and reinstalling the app from the App store.
     
  10. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    If this is a problem you've had since doing an iPhone update, try this:

    - In iTunes, delete the apps

    - Sync the phone, and don't allow iTunes to copy the apps over from the phone. This will delete them from the phone.

    - Reload the apps from iTunes
     

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