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 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    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


    Jun 17, 2009
    Lincolnshire, England
    Doesn't the iCloud backup contain most of the apps data?

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  3. Razeus thread starter macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    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


    Aug 6, 2008
    St. Louis
    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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