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Right clicking my iDevice in iTunes gives old restore options

314 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 15, 2014 8:55 AM by Howard Brazee RSS
Howard Brazee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 15, 2014 8:14 AM

I just noticed that if I right click my iPhone in my Mac's iTunes and selecting restore, it gives me options for a bunch of very old backups, along with one undated backup (the one from this morning)


Further checking, I see that I can't even select restore that way with my iPad.    I just tried again, and it tells me I need to turn off "Find My iPad before restoring", even though it is backed up to my Mac.


I wish to have previous backups available, but how do I control them?


(All of my software and firmware is current)

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,660 points)

    You get those date and time stamped backups if and when you restore from a backup with iTunes. In other words, if you restore from a backup today, you will have a backup in iTunes stated and time stamped for today.


    The usual backup that occurs when you sync, is overwritten every time that you sync and backup again.


    The more times that you restore from backups, the more "old" date and time stamped backups you will have.  I have about 12 or 13 date stamped backups for my iPad alone in iTunes.

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,660 points)

    Launch iTunes and go to iTunes> Preferences> Devices. Your backups will appear in a window. Click on a backup to highlight it, then click on delete.


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