All iPads Restore iPod backup to iPad loses all photos and all text messages. Really?!?

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  1. WolfSnap macrumors 6502a

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    So I bought my daughter an iPad Mini to replace her old iPod Touch. I went to restore the iPod backup, and everything worked fine EXCEPT none of her text messages or her photos came back.

    Is this normal? Is there a way to recover and transfer the text messages with attachments AND the photostream/camera roll?
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    from apple:

    i would guess text messages work similarly.
     
  3. kwajkat macrumors regular

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    Photos are only kept in the cloud for 30 days according to the support page. If you didn't sync your photos/device before that 30 days is up that would explain why they are not showing up. It took me awhile to figure it out when I would get a new device and not all of my photos would show up. I have had better luck using photo transfer and working with iphoto than I have with photo stream.
     
  4. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

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    that sounds right. i got burned by this myself on dropbox. when i first signed up i didn't realize that a "shared folder" meant exactly that and that when my mom deleted all the photos i shared with her, they were deleting on my DB account as well!

    30 day policy is pretty standard for cloud services.
    The NAS box i made at work only saves 2 weeks so i think 30 days is fair. It's just a bummer when people don't know:(
     
  5. WolfSnap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You can always un-delete photos from Dropbox though. Also, if you pay for the packrat feature, you can undelete stuff forever.

    Oh, also, my dropbox is also backed up via. Time Machine; so, someone deletes stuff from Dropbox, I can always grab it from backup.
     
  6. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

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    that's true - but at the time i had no paid DB account so after 30 days your files are gone.

    and you are very wise to add dropbox to your time machine - i started doing that myself soon after I lost files on DB.

    It seems counter-intuitive, but the reality is Dropbox treats the term "shared" the way it actually should be used, not the way we have come to use it on a network.

    If you and I shared and office and we had a shared manila folder of files. well guess what, if you took a file out and shredded it or otherwise altered it, that would be that!
     
  7. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    If I understand how "shared" folders work on a network, if this had been a shared folder on a network, then your mom wouldn't have been able to delete the photos in the first place because she wouldn't have permission -- am I right?
     
  8. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

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    generally, yes. you can grant read/write permission obviously but if you just share a drive on your network, usually it's read only.

    Dropbox basically makes it like you both own that folder and can do whatever you want with it.
     

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