restore issues

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by 2sa, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. 2sa macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2011
    I have an iPhone 4 on iOS 5.1. I recently started getting error messages when trying to apply updates from the App Store. The attached image shows the last message prior to a reset and restore. Most of my emails, text and apps successfully downloaded from an earlier cloud back up. I am however missing many pictures and all video (I understand I will not get those back) and I have lost my progress and weapons in some games like Infinity Blade (achievements stayed) The phone stayed in restore for hours and I continued to get an error for 1 song. I deleted the pending download for that song in iTunes and the restore has ended. Still missing photos and starting over in some games is unacceptable. Try again with an older back up? Suggestions?

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  2. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    Were those items bought with a different Apple ID? That's about all I can think of.
  3. 2sa thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2011
    No, same Apple ID. Each of our 4 family members has their own iCloud but all share purchases using my account.
  4. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

    Nov 10, 2010
    I had that happen with one app. I just waited for an hour and had no problem. Could be the server was under heavy use.
  5. 2sa thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2011
    It has happend more than once, this time I was just unable to clear it and proceed.

    Last night I wiped the phone as new and restored again, still missing many pictures. How can I find a older backup that would have more of my older pictures? I do not sync to iPhoto.
  6. 2sa thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2011
    still living with a partial restore. I get an error message at least once per day asking me to check my settings, icloud cannot complete restore. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. To date I have reset my phone twice, once as new. Quite frustrating.
  7. 2sa thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2011
    Never found resolution to this issue. It boiled down to my iCloud only partially restoring my photos, even after trying multiple times. I never found a way to make my phone restore from a earlier cloud backup such as early April. I ended up plugging into iTunes on my computer and restoring from my last sync back in the fall. I still lost all of my photos from October until a few weeks ago but better than nothing. I am not sold on the realibility of the Cloud to properly back up my device.


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