itunes backup issues

kiddk1

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Aug 16, 2009
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Hello,

I have replaced my 4s twice already, each time I do a backup in itunes on my hp laptop. when I go to restore from the backup, it only restores my contacts and pics. All my apps, music, and videos have to be readded manually. Am I doing something wrong?
 

Applejuiced

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Apr 16, 2008
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At the iPhone hacks section.
Hello,

I have replaced my 4s twice already, each time I do a backup in itunes on my hp laptop. when I go to restore from the backup, it only restores my contacts and pics. All my apps, music, and videos have to be readded manually. Am I doing something wrong?
No, you're not.
That's how a backup works.
The apps, music and videos you just have to sync over again with your itunes library.
If it saved those too your backup file could be over 12-20 or 30GB's big.
 

kiddk1

macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 16, 2009
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Thank you I have so many apps because each of my 2 kids have an iPod touch so their apps are in there also so I don't want to sync their apps so usually I have to go through and separate ,very time-consuming
 

maliu

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Jun 24, 2010
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Not true, a restore should restore apps as well. They are already on iTunes, that's why you can update apps there as well.