this morning my iPad 2 with iOS 6 started preventing me from making any action on bookmarks in Safari. I noticed that my long reading list had all "downloads" pending.
Waited but nothing changed. Plugged in my power outlet and waited but nothing changed.
So I tried to disable bookmarks sync, iCloud altogether, delete sites data, history and cookies, disabled and re-enabled private browsing, I restored my iPad from an iCloud backup deleting data and settings from iPad itself (that took some time). I obtained always the same result: other services are disabled flawlessly (my contacts, notes and so on are deleted and reloaded without any negative effect) but bookmarks no, they are still there.
Still now that I restarted a few times also with home and power button pressed for those 15 seconds and I'm logged out of iCloud, those bookmarks are there looking at me with a distinct grin between the lines. Last thing I tried was to sync with iTunes enabling that checkbox used to replace iPad bookmarks with those on my iMac; my beloved iPad canceled the operation, every time I tried (just to be sure, you know).
Is there any way to hard reset just Safari? Something I didn't try? I'd really, really, really like to avoid a full restore "as new device".
How wonderful would be if I could turn a switch and initialize Safari just like on the desktop version... also a selective backup option wouldn't be bad or a way to export specific app backups through iTunes.
Thank you very much for your time and in advance for any hint you could give me.
Link to files
these files are from a fresh ios6 install and backup
If you don't know what to do with them and have not figured it out after reading this thread then I would recommend not using them.
you will need ibackupbot to import these files to your existing backup. My exact method was:
backup iphone 4 ios5
restore to iphone 5
backup iphone5 with ios 6
then I replaced the files in the iphone5 backup with the ones from the fresh ios6 backup.
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