- Apr 12, 2001
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Frakes details the multi-step process to avoid losing hours of tidying work.It turns out that iTunes actually offers two kinds of restores. The first is the one described above, accessed by clicking the Restore button in iTunes' Summary view for your iOS device. The other one is less obvious--you access it by right-clicking (Control-clicking) your iOS device in iTunes' sidebar and choosing Restore from Backup. As the dialog that appears explains, the latter procedure restores only your data and settings, not the iPhoneâs firmware or OS. What the dialog doesn't note is that your third-party apps apparently remain on the phone, as well. In other words, it gives iTunes that âsecond passâ at restoring your Home-screen app organization.
Article Link: Restoring Your iOS Device with Folder Organization Intact