iPhone Restore from backup -- App download?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by tripleh3lix, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. tripleh3lix macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2014
    I understand apps are going to have to be re-downloaded through the App Store on our phones. Do they all get arranged in the same order (my icon layout) when we restore? Do they all download by themselves? Or do we have to go in and download everything in our "Not on this iPhone tab" and do it one by one?
  2. Sharkoneau macrumors 6502a


    Jan 13, 2017
    My understanding is that you unfortunately have to do it one by one, which is quite inconvenient. There was a big stink about this, especially since some people had over 100 apps to re-download onto their devices. As for ordering, I'm not sure, but I would assume it would be akin to downloading any normal app - arranged based upon order of download. Would be a nice surprise if it auto-arranged though!
  3. tripleh3lix thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2014
    Might be easy to do.. would be great if you had an option to restore your old folder layouts! :)
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    In my experience that's how it works when restoring from backup.
  5. tripleh3lix thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2014
    But it's different now cause old apps aren't being synced from iTunes anymore, no?
  6. gsmornot macrumors 68030


    Sep 29, 2014
    I have not used iTunes to sync a phone in years, maybe 4 years I guess. If you have an iCloud backup of you current device, when you setup the new device it will load everything again just as it was before. The only caveat I can think of are apps that are no longer supported or in the App Store.

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