The reverse procedure of backup, to restore is to put information from a backup back onto the computer system.

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Can't get iPad mini into recovery mode

Good day, After several failed attempts, my iPad Mini is locked and the error iPad is disabled - Try again in 13,568 is appearing. Now, I do not have anything important on the device and I am ...
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Windows like Restore option in OSX

Windows provide a facility to restore state of OS in case of getting corrupt by loading it up from Hard drive. Is there anything like that available for OSX?
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Please help me with whatsapp chat history recovery (iphone) [on hold]

This is what happened: I had whatsapp 2.12.16 installed until it expired and I had to update it; So I updated it to 2.16.4.647. Then it said whatsapp needs at least 700 MB of free space to optimize (...
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How to selectively restore OS X [on hold]

Recently, it has come to my attention that as a programmer, I messed around too much with system files, (bash profile, homebrew .pc files, unlinked libraries for C++, messing something up really badly ...
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Need to SSH into NOT-jailbroken A5 (iPhone 6) in DFU … or alternatives?

I have an iPhone 6 (iOS 9.3.2) currently in a boot loop. It is only recognized by iTunes in either Restore Mode or in DFU Mode. I strongly believe the boot loop is due to completely full storage. As ...
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How to i get off my apple logo screen on my iPhone 6 without restoring and losing my photos?

My iPhone 6 recently ran out of storage and my photos have disappeared,now it won't turn on and gets stuck on the apple logo screen, i have not backed it up and really don't want to lose any of my ...
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How to backup files from black screened iPhone

I dropped my iPhone 6 today; even though there is no noticeable harm on the outside, my phone screen is completely broken. Actually, the phone does not even vibrate when I turn it on. The only reason ...
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iPhone 4s won't turn on, won't update, won't restore, stuck on recovery mode!

I was recently told to update a iPhone-4s from abroad (UK to Nepal). While downloading from OTA I noticed there was ios 8 already downloaded. However it didn't let me update it showing unknown error ...
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Cannot restore OS X beta in Foreign Country [closed]

I have just updated to macos beta 3 and I get the loop - you cannot login. You reinstall the beta and it works - well it did yesterday. I installed the update today and it causes the same problem - ...
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Why I cannot restore Apple TV from tvOS 10 preview?

It just shows error "The Apple TV software update center could not be contacted. The requested resource was not found." Is there anything I can do to fix it?
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Internet restore; can it be paused?

I have a 2015 Imac 27 inch, something went wrong with my bootable version of OSX, and now it can only boot in restore mode. I don't have a stable power source, the power comes and goes often, my ...
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Macbook 2016 shutdowns during start, safe mode working

I bought an Apple Macbook with Retina display (Core M, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) and today I was experiencing the first problem with it. I was unable to log in to my account. During the login process mac ...
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Problem downloading software for the iPhone. Unknown error 1671

I have an iPhone on which I can't log in anymore. Too many failed passcode attempts. Now I want to wipe it with iTunes on my MacBook Pro. But iTunes is failing with There was a problem downloading ...
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Does iPhone log backup restoration

Does the iPhone log if I take a backup from my iPhone and if yes into which path? If I restore it again it will show the device has been restored? If I use third-party app like PhoneClean to to ...
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Where are Reminders stored on disk?

I did a clean install of El Capitan and would like to retrieve my Reminders from my Time Machine backup. Which files exactly do I need to restore? I have read reminders are stored in ~/Library/...
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iCloud backup restore from iOS 8.4 to iOS 9.3 possible?

I’m sending a relative my old iPhone 5s running iOS 9.3.2 because her beloved iPhone 5c has finally given up the ghost. Her iPhone is running iOS 8.4.1. Ordinarily I’d advise her to upgrade to iOS 9.3....
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How to preseve FileVault after restoring from time machine backup

Last time I restored the main partition from time machine backup, the main partition previously encrypted with FileVault 2 no longer has it enabled. I have to reenable the FileVault, resulting in a ...
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How to selectively restore save game data from old iphone backup?

Here's the dilemma: My nephew decided to start a new game on GTA vice city which wiped out my hard worked progress. I have the progress in an old backup from a year ago. However, I would like to not ...
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screenshots storage place back to desktop impossible

I previously changed the settings of which folder to save screenshots. Now I want to go back to the default settings, storing it on the desktop. I have read what to do, in Terminal enter:defaults ...
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Will my data plan get erased if I reset my iPhone 6s

My data plan is with T-Mobile and I have to reset my iPhone 6s but I'm worried my data plan with T-Mobile will also get erased. So, has resetting an iPhone any impact on a data plan?
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iPhone 6 with iOS 9.3.1 stuck restoring

My phone was replaced yesterday, and I've since been trying to restore it from the backup I made just before it was replaced. I have no greyed out apps, and all my photos are back, but it says I can'...
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ios9 updated iPad now wants passcode already tried restore

I recently updated to ios9 and it now wants a passcode. I've tried to restore via DFU mode, however iTunes no longer lets you JUST "restore" - you now have to "Restore & Update" which puts me ...
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How can I see progress in BackupLoupe?

I'm relieved to discover that BackupLoupe exists, probably for the same reason everyone else is: Time Machine Restores correct system errors but wipe all recent data from your hard drive. BackupLoupe ...
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I can't restore my iPhone from the latest back up

I'm unable to restore my iPhone. I'm getting an error about an incorrect password. First it backed up some stuff and not other stuff. I went to the Apple store and they told me to delete this ...
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Music, Podcasts, and Movies disappeared from my iPhone

Sometime yesterday, and I'm unsure of what could be the cause, all my media disappeared from my iPhone SE, running iOS 9.3.2 (64GB). There is nothing in my Music app on the phone except for ...
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Restore Time Machine onto smaller SSD drive

I have a 2012(?) macmini at home and last night I backed up my HDD to Time Machine then moved the 1TB HDD to the 2nd bay and installed a new 250GB SSD into the 1st bay. I formatted the new drive to ...
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Lost Gmail inbox, can't restore with TimeMachine

Friend woke up today to find only 15 of his 9000+ emails in his Gmail Inbox. Have confirmed on iPhone and Gmail website that for whatever reason, these emails are gone -- they don't show up in "All ...
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Update iPhone 4s from iOS 7 to iOS 9.0.2 without iTunes [duplicate]

I want to upgrade my iPhone 4s from iOS 7 to iOS 9.0.2 without iTunes, because iTunes has an unsolved error during restore: Error 3194. I followed the link to try to fix error 3194, but the error ...
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Cannot format SSD to OS X Extended (Journaled) in order to restore

yesterday my computer stayed awake during all night, when I woke up it stopped working. I got many errors, one that says for example that I don't have enough space in my computer even though that when ...
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Reseting and restoring iphone and still cant get rid off “other” [duplicate]

I have 17 GB of "other" in my 32 GB iPhone storage, which is actually quite a lot. I was trying to get rid of it by reseting the factory data and then restoring the iPhone, but the "other" is still ...
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Error restoring encrypted disk using Disk Utility

I am trying to replace the hard drive in an old MBP-15 mid 2010 with a new SSD. The old disk is encrypted. I did that on my own two MBPs successfully, but both disks were not encrypted. The Mac is ...
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AppData file recovery

My iPhone 5c created a new backup and now I've lost all my messages, including ones from a deceased friend. The AppData folder has 2 previous backups in it, both from earlier times in the day that the ...
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Will iCloud Remote Wipe of MacBook erase system restore on different hardware?

My 2012 MacBook Pro was stolen, but it had Find My Mac enabled through iCloud prior to that event. I have not issued a remote wipe with hopes that I'd be able to use Find My Mac to track it down. Alas,...
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How can I downgrade the iOS on my Ipad 2nd Gen when iTunes says I am "not eligible? [duplicate]

My ipad 2nd generation is super sluggish and crashing a lot. It was suggested that I downgrade from the current release - which it runs on now - to iOS 7. I tried doing this through itunes and picking ...
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iPhone could not be restored - error number -1

I posted an old iPhone 4 to my sister (I'm in Australia; she's in Thailand) which was working fine both before and after she received it. Recently it has started cutting off while being used - ...
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Permissions on previous backup stopping me from restoring

I have acquired a new Macbook Pro, running El Capitan (10.11.4), I have a USB drive containing the TM backups of my previous Mac (running Yosemite 10.10.5). I have been reading about how to restore ...
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iPhone 3GS stuck in apple logo

My friend owns an old iPhone 3GS(I know it's vintage) that entered a boot loop a couple of days after it was jailbroken. So how I tried tackling the problem was by performing a restore through iTunes(...
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Getting photos back onto device after upgrade from old iPad mini to iPad pro

Several weeks ago I traded in an old iPad mini for a new iPad Pro 9.7. They did a full backup in store to a new iCloud account then a restore to the new device. Everything seemed ok, apart from ...
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How can I back-up my OS X instance and Restore from mounted drive?

Synopsis I have been having trouble With my MacBook Pro (Mid '12, 15") I deployed tonnes of work Sunday evening/early hours Monday morning before I went to bed, leaving my MacBook running but ...
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Restoring an iPhone that cannot be detected

I have iPhone 4 and my iOS is 4.10.01. I jailbroke it and installed a lot of applications. Being lazy to reinstall everything again every time after an upgrade, I decided to just leave it at iOS 4.10....
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How to Recover Old Version of File in El Capitan without Backups?

I know there are many softwares about recovering deleted files. I did not have version control in order in one system, and the file was replaced by an empty file. I would like to understand if there ...
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How can I retrieve all my contacts from iCloud back up to my iPhone?

How can I retrieve all my contacts from iCloud back up to my iPhone?
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Restore home from Time Machine local snapshot

I was playing with a Makefile and because of a mistyped path ~/.... it created a ~ folder. Well, I had the brilliant idea to do: rm -rf ~ instead of rm -rf ./~. I have a snapshot on Time Machine ...
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How to restore Yosemite's keychain information

So basically I was able to backup and restore past version of my keychain with Yosemite but now the fun is to use those data on El Capitan. I should have made a backup after migrating to El Capitan ...
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Why can't I install iOS 9.3?

I saw an update for my iOS 9.2.1 device to iOS 9.3. However, it said that the update cannot be verified, although it was downloaded. I even deleted all data and applications from the device, but I ...
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It's possible to restore data deleted one month ago?

I ask if it's possible to resore some pictures taked last month an deleted from my iPad. More precisely, when I taked the pictures I wasn't connected to the internet.
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Setting up new iPhone 6 issues and major headaches

Old iPhone 5 16Gb all backed up on iCloud. Tried to set up my brand new iPhone 6 but turned out the last (manual) backup attempted on the 5 hadn't fully completed. Reinitiated a new mail backup on my ...
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iPhone 4S linked to old Apple Id

I'm trying to clean my old iPhone for selling it. iCloud address is a different Apple Id from the one I'm using now. I can not see a way to reset the password for the old linked Apple id. What ...
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What does “slide to upgrade” do?

On iOS 9, after restoring from a backup, a screen comes up that says "slide to upgrade." This doesn't update your iOS firmware, right? I imagine it just prepares your backup for iOS 9. Is this ...
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restoring ipod touch forces update

I have been trying to restore my 5th Generation Ipod touch from a backup which is stored on my computer. The restore process works fine, however after its' completion there is a white screen lock with ...