Restore will bring it back to Factory delivered condition ??

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  1. twerppoet

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    It depends on your backup method.

    First you check out the About iOS Backups link I provided and make sure your backup software includes the backup directory.

    I use the built in Time Machine backup software for my iMac. I don't have it tuned on, so I do my backups manually, but every time I do a backup it saves this file, among others. Time Machine creates a series of backups for each file and it's changes. That means I can restore that file from any when; between my first backup of the iPad when I bought it several months ago, to yesterday, the last time I backed up the computer.

    Backup software you have may work this way, or differently. If you don't have backup software, be sure to read what it will do, and reviews on how reliable it is, before you purchase.

    It's also a good idea to occasionally restore a file, just to make sure backups are working and that you know how to do it.


    A manual backup for Time Machine is pretty simple. It's in the menu bar, so all it do is pull down a menu and tell it to backup. I keep two re-occuring reminders (with alerts) in the Calendar to make sure I don't go more than a few days without a backup. As seldom as I change important files, I consider this adequate. Other users may need more or less frequent backups depending on the importance and how often they make changes.

    My backups go onto a fairly cheap (but good reliability reviews) 1TB external hard drive.
     
  2. Mahmud57

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    Thanks, now it is clear
     
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    Glad to help.
     
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    How do I find my older backups on a pc or is overwritten already? I tunes just shows todays and two days ago. I need one from several back ups ago. Also can you restore just one app or do you have to restore the whole device?
     
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    Unfortunately, iTunes only saves one backup. It does overwrite the older ones. You have to go to the backup location on your computer and copy/paste each new backup somewhere else if you want to save different versions yourself.

    And yes, with iTunes, it's an "all or nothing" backup.

    Not good news, sorry, but I hope still useful.

    Marilyn
     
  6. Mahmud57

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    Does any body can tell me what is the location of Backup file of iTune in the Pc ?
     
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    iTunes places the backup files in the following places:
    • Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
    • Windows XP: \Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
    • Windows Vista and Windows 7: \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
    More here:

    iTunes: About iOS backups
     
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    Thanks, got it.
     

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