itunes backup issues

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by kiddk1, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. kiddk1 macrumors regular

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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?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    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.
     
  3. kiddk1 thread starter macrumors regular

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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
     
  4. maliu macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    False.
    What does updating apps have to do with restoring from backup and what it includes?
    Read what is included in the iphone backup files on apples support page below.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4946
     

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