Is there any way to stop media from downloading during restore?

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by amberlina202, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. amberlina202 macrumors newbie

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    I just picked up my iPhone Xs today and while trying to restore from iCloud backup, it seems to have queued up all of my music, movies and photos to download first before any apps or imessages. Normally I wouldn't care and would let it do it's thing, but I downloaded about 15 movies for a trip earlier this year, with each 2-5gb each, so I've got about 50+gb of info it's trying to get to before it even touches apps I need asap.

    Things I've tried: force touching various apps to prioritize them, powered off/on the phone to try and restart the restore, gone into the TV app to go to the individual movies and stop them (all this does is temporarily grey out the download button but doesn't actually stop the download), turned wifi on/off to try and force apps to download first.

    Unfortunately, if your force touch the tv or iTunes app, there is no option to cancel downloads. Same thing with Apple music or Photos. I know Apple likes to have a "seamless" experience for the less technical customers, but there has got to be a way around this. Any help you all could provide would be awesome. Thx!
     
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  3. amberlina202 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I hadn't tried that, but just did and the movies are still downloading away.... The shortest one has 462 minutes remaining... :(
     
  4. digitalexplr macrumors 6502a

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    What phone/iOS are you upgrading from?
     
  5. amberlina202 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Coming from a X with iOS 12 GM (16A366). I'm thinking the easiest way to resolve this may be to just do another backup from the old phone with the movies deleted, then nuke the current restore process and start over. Only issue there is the wifi where I'm at is temperamental, so it was hard enough to get the backup/restore to start in the first place.
     

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