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Replacement 3GS. No Apps or Music restored


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The Apple Store in Glasgow are wonderful.

I took my 6mth old 3GS to a Genius Appt today. They checked it and discovered a battery fault so agreed to replace it.

They asked if I had backed everything up. I had done that on Monday night before updating to iOS 4.2.1

When I got home I thought all I had to do was connect the phone to my laptop itunes and restore from Monday's backup. Unfortunately not :(

Settings, texts, photos, notes etc have been restored, but most of the Apps are missing and none of my music has been transferred.

Most of the Apps are in Tunes so I can transfer them over but without their saved settings. Same with all the music. It is all there in the iTunes library. I always have Manage Music and Videos Manually ticked, as I don't want to transfer all the music at the same time. I prefer to choose a selection from the huge library (most ripped from cd). None of it was bought from iTunes.

I only seem to have 2 back ups. 1 dated February and one dated Monday. I used the February one when my original iPhone was stolen in April. This transferred everything on to the new phone, so I can't quite work out why everything won't transfer now.


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It gets even more strange :)

I gave up and spent most of the night transferring apps from iTunes and then downloaded those that were missing. And now I find that everything has the saved info from Monday night :) Very strange.

Now all I need to do is transfer music. That'll take a while but it's easy as the music is all on the laptop.

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