Why does updating iPhone software keep effing everything up?!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by petrucci666, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. petrucci666 macrumors 6502a

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    EVERYTIME I update to the new version of iOS, I have to manually sync the songs to my iPhone (because I don't want all of the songs from my iTunes library, just some) and then manually ADD and SORT MY APPS BY FOLDERS?!
     
  2. robots3humans0 macrumors 6502

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    Well, updating the firmware wipes the phone clean, so of course you'll have to resync everything. You could just create a playlist so that you can just select that for iTunes to sync over.

    For the apps, if restore the phone from a backup once the firmware is updated, doesn't it sync them into the proper places? I don't actually know that one.. i always set mine up as new after updating.
     
  3. petrucci666 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I figured that one out with just creating an 'iPhone' playlist and then just drag-n-dropping the songs on to the iPhone.

    But the apps sync into random, individual positions instead of the folders they've been in before.

    I guess I'll just have to deal with it until :apple: fixes it
     
  4. decafjava macrumors 68000

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    Strange, didn't do that for me.
     
  5. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    Updates work fine for me - everything is where it should be and songs are synchronized OK. @OP: I know this is not much help, but what you are describing doesn't sound to me like the typical experience of people I know who update iOS.
     
  6. funwithamar macrumors regular

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    restore to ur previos backup after ur firmware installation completes, this will put the same songs, apps, movies etc on ur device.
     
  7. Shockwave78 macrumors 65816

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    Only way i found around it is to create an additional music folder seperate from your itunes music, sync that folder with your iphone and it will automatically do it for you everytime. It does make it much easier after a restore
     
  8. funwithamar macrumors regular

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    i dont think u need to do that if u restore to previously stored backup .
    it will sync ur iphone with the same songs and game progress.

    after ur restore u get the following screen:
    select ur backup and u are all set.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. b166er macrumors 68020

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    do this
     
  10. mrochester macrumors 65816

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    Updating the firmware doesn't wipe the phone. I updated my iPhone last night and it was exactly as I left it on the previous firmware version. I don't understand why people are wiping their phones when updating them, you don't need to do this.
     
  11. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Yep, me neither. Just one click to update, wait, and done.
     
  12. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    Same, click to update and everything is as it was before the update.
     
  13. cookiesnfooty macrumors 6502

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    Updating the firmware does wipe the phone, you must then restore from backup afterwards and all is restored.
     
  14. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    I am confused now; Does updating iOS count as updating firmware? If so, on my phone I do not need to reinstall any apps or songs - they are left untouched. I sounds to me like there is some setting somewhere that might help the OP.
     
  15. tadad1 macrumors 6502a

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    Restoring the firmware wipes the phone, updating the firmware just installs the OS all the files and folders remain intact.
     
  16. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    Exactly, it's been this way since 1.x. Why are people saying otherwise?
     
  17. mrochester macrumors 65816

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    Incorrect. You press 'update' and it does it without wiping anything from the phone.
     
  18. junkiepilot macrumors newbie

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    errr, no it doesn't, and no you don't.
     
  19. robots3humans0 macrumors 6502

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    Whoops! Sorry to have started this debate haha. I got my terms mixed up. I almost always update by doing an option+restore with a custom IPSW by pwnage. They've come to mean the same thing in my head.
     

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