iPhone Set up as new iPhone, restore app data?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by jbyun04, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. jbyun04, Sep 3, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2012

    jbyun04 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 31, 2008
    So around a month ago iTunes Match on my iPhone started acting really funny. It duplicated my entire library and wouldn't pick up on new songs that I matched or downloaded at all (my iMac at work and MBP at home work just fine). I tried every possible way of disabling Match, tried deleting all the songs, tried manually managing, syncing with my work iMac and re-syncing with my home to delete the library, etc;

    You name it, I've tried it and none of it's worked.

    Right now, my iPhone stays stuck at 1.03gb of music even though there's nothing on there. When I enable Match, even if I've logged out of my iTunes account, I get all the songs 'available' to me. If I say 'show only music on this device', I get the iTunes Match syncing progress screen when I load up the Music app.

    I tried to delete all music settings and content from my phone by going to Settings > Usage but it tells me there's No Data even though I can play music off my phone (existing left over stuff).

    If I try to delete these songs in iTunes, it works for a minute and then when I go back to Music, they all appear again. Worth noting is that they're all greyed out except for 5 songs.

    I've come to the conclusion the only way to fix this is to do a complete restore.

    The only question I have is, since each time I restore from a backup, it restores my corrupt music settings, can I set up my phone as "New" and get all of my old iMessages, app settings/data back?

    Or if I set up as new and Sync Apps, will it set the app up as brand new or will it give me my old settings back?

    Basically..I want to
    - Set up iPhone as brand new
    - Get all of my old app settings/chat logs/content and iMessages back

    - iTunes Match screwed up my Music app and it's unfixable (?).

    Frustrating !!! Thanks in advance!
  2. jbyun04 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 31, 2008
    fixed it.

    If anyone's having issues try this:

    1. Back up your iPhone to your computer, not iCloud
    2. Turn off iTunes Match in your phone
    3. Firmware restore
    4. Set up iPhone > Restore from iTunes

    Music.app should be empty now.

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