Some questions on how the iPad works

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MacBH928, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. MacBH928 macrumors 68020

    MacBH928

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    Hello,
    since I don't know how the iOS works and all the sync, I need to ask a couple of questions:

    1) I downloaded pretty large games to play on my ipad, but since its only 16GB, I thought I would delete them to save space. Will I lose my saved data in applications I delete off my ipad?or will it be stored in my iTunes database in the computer until I synch it back again?

    2) If I delete an app/media(audio-video) off my iPad and itunes. Do I have to buy it again or I can download it whenever I want again in the future since I paid for it, and all the purchase history is saved in my account?

    3)I chose not to get the warning about purchasing apps in iTunes, how can I bring it back again because I keep choosing the iphone app instead of the iPad app to download by mistake.

    Thank you for your time
     
  2. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    1. Yes, you will lose the data. This sucks but is what it is.
    2. You can download them again at will.
    3. Pay attention. :) I usually look before I order so I've never gotten a warning.
     
  3. Kadin macrumors 6502a

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    My responses are above in bold. :)
     
  4. MacBH928 thread starter macrumors 68020

    MacBH928

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    Well this sucks
    looks like a scheme from Apple to buy ipads with larger memory

    So I have 3 GB of games on my 16gb iPad. Once I am done with them, all my saves gets deleted?

    So I either upgrade my Ipad to 64gb or lose my data?
     
  5. Sedulous macrumors 68000

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    If you log into your iTunes Store account, I think the rest warnings option is in there.
     
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Well, if you are willing to jailbreak, there's AppBackup.
     
  7. MacBH928 thread starter macrumors 68020

    MacBH928

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    This is funny
    when you go legit, you are restricted and have problems
    when you jailbreak , you get a lot of good options.

    Sometimes I get the feeling that jailbreaking should be a paid for App, because its so good and better than your regular software
     
  8. Edwhatever macrumors newbie

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    Oh you could always donate to the website of your jail breaker.
    If you have e 16gb, why dun you try play mini games on the go, leaving the real games at home on your real computer?makes more sense doesn't it?:)
     
  9. MacBH928 thread starter macrumors 68020

    MacBH928

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    The thing is if I move the app from my iPad, I will lose the saved files!
    this sucks!

    even on NES you could save files to the cartridge as far as I know.
    There must be a way to save the game some how, maybe on gamecenter, or maybe they just should let the games transfer between the iPad and iTunes with out losing your data

    Do I lose app settings too if I delete it from my ipad but not my itunes?
     
  10. blackNBUK macrumors 6502a

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    I found this post that describes using MobileSyncBrowser to create partial backups that contain only the data related to a single App/Game. These can then be restored later on; however the process looks to be pretty hairy and time consuming. It doesn't require you to be Jailbroken though.

    I've got to agree that this is a problem that Apple really should fix themselves.
     

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