Reload Camera Roll after setting up as new?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MattMJB0188, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

    MattMJB0188

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    Anyone know how to restore the camera roll after setting the phone up as new. Restoring from a backup restores everything. What I want to know is if there is a way to restore ONLY the camera roll. Or how can you access the camera roll's location and drag the pictures into the empty camera roll folder?
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Nope
     
  3. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I'm afraid it's restore all or nothing. You can reload the pictures onto the device if you previously imported them to a computer though. You could even resave every image from PhotoStream. It would take a while but it's possible.
     
  4. MattMJB0188 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    This way wouldn't put them into the camera roll folder though right?
     
  5. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Nope. The only way to do that is to restore from backup, apps and all.

    On second thought, saving them from PhotoStream would put them in the camera roll. It'll take a while depending on how many you need though.
     
  6. PaulyD macrumors 6502

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    Can select multiple pictures before hitting save though so really won't take that long at all
     
  7. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    When you have 1,000 pictures in your PhotoStream like I do, that helps but not by much.
     
  8. PNutts macrumors 601

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    It's a big difference "you can't" and "it takes awhile because you have a lot of pictures". I assume the more common use case is that you have a subset of pictures you want on your phone.

    iTunes syncs photos to your iPhone, but I haven't done this and don't know if it officially qualifies as the "camera roll". :) If the point is to simply have them on the phone this will work. Time to experiment...
     

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