10 Replies Latest reply: Oct 2, 2011 11:56 AM by kiranfromhayes
kiranfromhayes Level 1 (0 points)

I was thinking about backing up my iPod and restoring it, but I need to know what exactly gets backed up from the iPod?

iPod touch, iOS 4.3.3, 4th Generation
  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,027 points)
  • kiranfromhayes Level 1 (0 points)

    I would have liked more specific answers but thanks anyway.

  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,027 points)

    Huh?  How much more specific do you want?  it lists everything that is backed up.  Here is a quote from the link I gave you:



    • Contacts* and Contact Favorites (regularly sync contacts to a computer or cloud service such as MobileMe to back them up).
    • App Store Application data (except the Application itself, its tmp and Caches folder).
    • Application settings, preferences, and data.
    • Autofill for webpages.
    • CalDAV and subscribed calendar accounts.
    • Calendar accounts.
    • Calendar events.
    • Call history.
    • Camera Roll (Photos, screenshots, images saved, and videos taken. Videos greater than 2 GB are backed up with iOS 4.0 and later.)
      Note: For devices without a camera, Camera Roll is called Saved Photos.
    • In-app purchases.
    • Keychain (this includes email account passwords, Wi-Fi passwords, and passwords you enter into websites and some other applications. If you encrypt the backup with iOS 4 and later, the keychain information is transferred to the new device. With an unencrypted backup, the keychain can only be restored to the same iPhone or iPod touch. If you are restoring to a new device with an unencrypted backup, you will need to enter these passwords again.)
    • List of External Sync Sources (Mobile Me, Exchange ActiveSync).
    • Location service preferences for apps and websites you have allowed to use your location.
    • Mail accounts (mail messages are not backed up).
    • Managed Configurations/Profiles. When restoring a backup to a different device, all settings related to the configuration profiles will not be restored (accounts, restrictions, or anything else that can be specified through a configuration profile). Note that accounts and settings that are not associated with a configuration profile will still be restored.
    • Map bookmarks, recent searches, and the current location displayed in Maps.
    • Microsoft Exchange account configurations.
    • Network settings (saved wifi spots, VPN settings, network preferences).
    • Nike + iPod saved workouts and settings.
    • Notes.
    • Offline web application cache/database.
    • Paired Bluetooth devices (which can only be used if restored to the same phone that did the backup).
    • Safari bookmarks, cookies, history, offline data, and currently open pages.
    • Saved suggestion corrections (these are saved automatically as you reject suggested corrections).
    • SMS and MMS (pictures and video) messages.
    • Trusted hosts that have certificates that cannot be verified.
    • Voice memos.
    • Voicemail token (This is not the Voicemail password, but is used for validation when connecting. This is only restored to a phone with the same phone number on the SIM card).
    • Wallpapers.
    • Web clips.
    • YouTube bookmarks and history.

    * Your contacts are part of the backup to preserve recent calls and favorites lists. Back up your contacts to a supported personal information manager (PIM) or cloud-based service to avoid any potential contact data loss."

  • kiranfromhayes Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry I guess I missed that! Somehow :s

    Thanks for helping me! :)

  • kevin buick Level 2 (410 points)

    back up also back's up game's/app's level up

    and any notes u added to the ipod

  • kiranfromhayes Level 1 (0 points)

    It doesn't back up music does it? So do you have to buy all the tracks again?

  • kevin buick Level 2 (410 points)

    if the music for bought from itunes u will see an tab in itunes with purchased on ipod

    this should have any music u purchased from itunes on ur ipod

  • lllaass Level 10 (175,740 points)

    The purchased tab only shows music if you are in the USA and using then iTunes 10.3 or later.  It is part of the iCloud which is in bete in the USA.

  • kevin buick Level 2 (410 points)

    well am in the United Kingdom scotland and all my music i buy from itunes is in The purchased on ipod tab and any i buy from itunes on my computer is in the other purchased tab

  • kiranfromhayes Level 1 (0 points)

    So I won't have to buy any of the music tracks again, that's good. Thanks for the help guys.