Wipe and restore: does my iphone/ipad go back to the exact state it was in?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by iHavequestions, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. iHavequestions macrumors regular

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  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, it goes back to how everything was during that backup.
     
  3. iHavequestions thread starter macrumors regular

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    So it's untrue that you lose photos and folders?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    If they are backed up, why would you lose them?
     
  5. iHavequestions thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK, so if I have to get a new iphone if I lose mine, I can restore and it will be in the exact state as it was before... Great. Thanks!
     
  6. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    As long as the backup doesn't fail you won't lose anything...I would HIGHLY recommend backing up photos to iPhoto or the like before performing the iOS 5 update tho! I've updated 2 iPhone 4's and 2 iPad 1's and both of them failed the backup before installing....I did a manual backup sync before attempting tho so it was fine.
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It will be in the exact state it was when it was last synced, so make sure you back up regularly.
     
  8. iHavequestions thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah. Plus it automatically backs up to the cloud.
     
  9. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    yes
     
  10. iHavequestions thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm also assuming if I had password login to my apps, those passwords would be retained so I don't have to sign in to every one of them?

    And what about files like notepad or even files from non-apple apps? I have Safe Note which is a notepad you can lock. Will all my docs in there be restored too? I'm not sure if they are stored on my iPhone or on their server...
     
  11. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Check the iTunes pages for any file apps you have. (Meaning, apps that replicate the functionality of a USB drive.)

    I have some that back-up as part of the normal backup, but then I had one that wanted me to do something special before I restored my phone so that the files got saved correctly.

    That's kind of weird and I don't know why they did that, but I came across it once. They explained it in their description page on the app store.
     
  12. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I don't know about that. You may have to sign in again.
     

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