5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 15, 2013 6:39 AM by wjosten
cda1277 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

cna you pick a date to restore iphone to

  • 1. Re: can you pick a date to restore iphone to
    wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,285 points)

    You can only restore using whatever backup/backups you have listed here: iTunes>Preferences>Devices. If you backup to iCloud, and have enough space, icloud will keep three backups per iOS device.

  • 2. Re: can you pick a date to restore iphone to
    Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,485 points)

    Simply pick a date, no you cannot do that.  If you are talking about restoring on a computer, you have to check the backup libraries, different locations on PC and Mac, and see if there are backups still there to the date you want.  Then rename the current back to some other name and rename the desired backup to what would be the current extension, then restore.  If there are not any older backups in the library then you cannot go back to the date you want.

  • 3. Re: can you pick a date to restore iphone to
    wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,285 points)

    FYI:

     

    iTunes only keeps one normal backup per iOS device. Any other backups listed are backups made from restore points. These backups are time/date stamped and are not overwritten.

  • 4. Re: can you pick a date to restore iphone to
    Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,485 points)

    I haven't checked to see what is on the MBP, but on the PC laptop I used in the past (long story) I found in the libraries once upon a time a series of backups from every time I updated my iPad...each had a different extension so tried once changing the extensions to the most current, after changing that one of course, and that worked for restoring.  Never tried it with iCloud, never had an issue that needed it

     

    Maybe this weekend I will fool around awhle, supposed to rain anyway, and see just what is in there on the MBP.

  • 5. Re: can you pick a date to restore iphone to
    wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,285 points)

    iOS backups can be 6GB's or more in size. If iTunes kept a separate backup each time you synced or updated, users hard drives would quickly fill up with mostly useless iOS backups.