Need to full restore my iPhone, but not lose individual app data?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Razeus, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Razeus macrumors 601

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    Something is up with my iPhone 4S (been going on since iOS 5 and now iOS 6) and I want to do a full, clean restore, then reload my apps. The catch is I don't want to lose the app data that each individual app may contain. Can this be done?
     
  2. kirky29 macrumors 65816

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    Doesn't the iCloud backup contain most of the apps data?
     

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  3. Razeus thread starter macrumors 601

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    yes, that's what I'm thinking. I'm hoping once I redownload the apps to a fresh install, all my data will just pull down from iCloud. But I know when you delete an app from your iPhone, I get messages saying it's going to delete iCloud data as well.
     
  4. Xenomorph macrumors 65816

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    You can use iExplorer to back up an individual app's settings.

    iExplorer 2.x is free (3.x, the current, cost around $40 or something).

    You do *not* need to be jailbroken. iExplorer (and similar programs) will allow you to browse the mobile user's file system and copy the /Documents or /Library folder from an app.

    This allows you to back & restore individual app settings even if you do a full wipe and set up your device as new.

    Restoring from iCloud works the same as restoring from iTunes.
     

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