restoring from icloud -what's the order?

Acevesx

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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?
 

Tyler23

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Dec 2, 2010
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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?
For me they all kind of go at once, taking turns here and there.
 

Acevesx

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Jan 15, 2008
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yea doesnt seem to be a method to the madness - taking foreverrrrrrr
 

JCRiley09

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Mar 30, 2012
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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
 

dcorban

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Oct 29, 2007
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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.
 

drod1985

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May 28, 2014
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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.
 

12vElectronics

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Jul 19, 2013
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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.
Crap. I'm trying to do my backup now on my iPhone and forgot that everyone and their moms is doing iCloud today!
 

drod1985

macrumors newbie
May 28, 2014
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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
 

HiRez

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Jan 6, 2004
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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.
 

same0717

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Sep 18, 2013
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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 ?
 

wxnats

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Sep 10, 2014
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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.
 

kycophpd

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Jun 7, 2009
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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.
 

Geckotek

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Jul 22, 2008
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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.
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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