Restore from Backup for new iPod Touch 4G?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by MicroByte, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. MicroByte macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2008
    I currently own another iPod Touch 3G and just got my 4G in. Is it possible to restore from the last backup of the 3G version?

    What happens when I hook up the 3G, will they start mirroring each other or will it fork and treat them as separate devices going forward?

    I was really hoping to pick up and start my new 4G version since it's just the way I want it and give my 3G to my son, but not without the same content.


    Found out the answer to my own question. I setup my new 4G from my last backup and everything loaded fine! It took 2 hours and when I clicked on the Apps tab, everything was spread across 15 pages, but it completed and put everything into the folders I had set so all was good!

    I then plugged in my son's "new" iPod (really my old one) and renamed it to some other iPod name and it syncs now on it's own.
  2. iTouch.lover22 macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2009
    What did you have to do to get all your apps back on? I just restored from my backup, but only 1 out of the 80 apps I had got reinstalled :confused:
  3. darknyt macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2009
    Please clarify this - because I had the opposite experience. I did a restore from backup from my old 3g iPod that had everything nicely arranged in folders and backed up the day before I bought the 4g.

    When it was done restoring from a backup, it had vomited all the apps back over all the pages on the device with a ton hidden from view and only accessible from spotlight.

    Now the one difference here is my 3g wasn't on the latest firmware I don't think - is it possible then that it refused to restore from backup and what it really did was just sync my new iPod with all the media choices I had selected in iTunes but not the iPod specific backup?

    I notice all my saved progress in games/apps etc is reset.
  4. laz305 macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2007
    I restored my iT4 from my iPhone 4 JB 4.0 backup with np so.... lol
  5. darknyt macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2009
  6. cz9h3d macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2009
    Apps not Restoring

    It's not working for me...trying to restore from a 3g backup. Both running the latest OS.

    The 3g backups always took forever as apps were backed up.

    Plugged in the new 4g, selected restore from the old backup (and gives the new 4g the the old 3G name). Restored everything but the apps - did it way too quickly.

    What am I missing??

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