restoring from icloud -what's the order?

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  1. Acevesx macrumors regular

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    I'm currently restoring my phone from an icloud backup and am just wondering what order are things restored in? such as contacts, pictures, apps, then music, etc....

    Is there a method to the madness?
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    For me they all kind of go at once, taking turns here and there.
     
  3. Acevesx thread starter macrumors regular

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    yea doesnt seem to be a method to the madness - taking foreverrrrrrr
     
  4. JCRiley09 macrumors newbie

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    Mine (iPhone6, 128gb) has been restoring for about 1.5 hours so far... all the apps look loaded up. Not sure what else is taking so long
     
  5. dcorban macrumors 6502a

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    I usually restore from iCloud, but now that my backups are so large, I'm just going to restore from itunes.
     
  6. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Does iCloud restore all your text messages conversations too?
     
  7. Richardgm macrumors 6502a

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    Yep.
     
  8. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Thank you! Backing up my iCloud now!
     
  9. drod1985 macrumors newbie

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    My iCloud restore is taking forever, It's 1pm and I started the restore at 9:30am. My contacts and most of my pictures have loaded, but only a few apps have. My iCloud backup was only about 2gb, I barely had anything on my phone before.
     
  10. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Crap. I'm trying to do my backup now on my iPhone and forgot that everyone and their moms is doing iCloud today!
     
  11. drod1985 macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, this is my first restore from iCloud experience...and I'm not pleased with it.

    Phone's great though! :D
     
  12. HiRez macrumors 603

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    I wish there was a "turn everything on" switch, the list of things getting synced through iCloud keeps growing and turning them all on/off individually is becoming a PITA. Yeah yeah, I know, first world problem and all that, whatever.
     
  13. Acevesx thread starter macrumors regular

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  14. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Ugh it's saying my backup is INCOMPLETE. Why is this happening?!
     
  15. same0717 macrumors member

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    My restore from icloud keeps failing. I think I am going to set up as a new phone for the afternoon and try the icloud restore again overnight when hopefully the servers aren't as slammed. Anyone else having the restore fail or just taking a really long time ?
     
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  17. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    New hardware, new OS....do not restore. Start new.
     
  18. dcorban macrumors 6502a

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    I did that once, when I first bought and ipad. It sucked. You lose all saved data.
     
  19. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Such as?
     
  20. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    This is the reason I like having both an iCloud backup and an iTunes backup. That way if the iCloud servers are getting hit too hard I have a backup-backup to restore from.
     
  21. wxnats macrumors 6502a

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    My iCloud backup has been taking awhile and stopped all together at one point. I turned my phone off, back on, and restarted the process. Seems to be working smoother now.
     
  22. kycophpd macrumors 6502a

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    This is because EVERYONE is doing it at once. Just go thru and tap each of your icons that did not download yet one time. They will start downloading again soon.
     
  23. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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  24. dcorban macrumors 6502a

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    For example, any data not specifically using a cloud save, which is about half of the games I have on my phone.
     
  25. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Your games saves are more important than having a clean and smoothly running phone?

    Restoring from an old OS is always a bad idea.
     

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