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

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Can I restore from a 16GB backup to an 8GB iPhone

I recently switched to Verizon. My wife's phone was a 16GB AT&T iPhone. Verizon had the 8GB version for free with the contract. Is it possible to restore from the 16GB backup to the new 8GB ...
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How can I backup all my jailbroken iPhone apps saves before restoring to new firmware?

I have a jailbroken iPhone (3Gs, iOS 4.0.1, bb 5.13.04). I want to get jailbroken & unlocked 4.3.1 , but I cannot do it in other way than restoring from custom pwned firmware, so all my saves and ...
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Restoring data from both an iCloud and iTunes backup

I backup my iPhone to iTunes manually about once a week, and backup to iCloud automatically every night, when I charge my iPhone. If I want to restore from an iTunes backup, then I just connect my ...
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How to restore Applications & Files from HD Backup (Migration Asst won't read it)

I recently had a problem with my MBP which wouldn't start up. After the chime it would shut down. I started using ⌘ cmd+R and ran Disk Utility. Had issues with my boot partition but no issues on my ...
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Why can't I restore apps to iPhone 5 from 4s?

I recently upgraded from an iPhone 4s to iPhone 5. How do I transfer all my apps to the new iPhone 5? I have tried two times without success: First attempt: From iTunes, make "a full backup" of the ...
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Weird hotspot password on iPhone after it was replaced by Apple

Today I got my iPhone replaced by Apple as it was presenting some weird symptoms. I upgraded the iOS and restored from backup but few hours later I discovered that the hotspot password was replaced ...
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Foolishly left old beta on my iPhone that has now expired, is my only option to restore and lose everything?

I installed an iOS 8 beta on a test iPhone I have back in the summer, and forgot to keep it updated with more recent betas, and now it's not allowing me to get into it due to the beta being expired. ...
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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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How to restore a backup to a user account? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to restore from a Time Machine backup when there is already a user account set up? We just sold my wife's MacBook Air, and we're going to try sharing my MacBook Pro for ...
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How can I prevent a forced iOS7 upgrade when restoring iPhone 4s from backup

For some reason my iPhone 4s (running on latest iOS 6 and never jailbroken) has crashed and is stuck on a rebooting loop. I tried to restore my iPhone from a backup I made about a week ago. iTunes ...
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Is it possible to reinstall Mountain Lion using Lion Time Machine backup?

I have an old MacBook which cannot run anything newer than 10.7.5 Lion. I do regular Time Machine backups to an external drive. I plan to buy a new MacBook Air, but I want to make the migration as ...
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Can you use an iMac backup for a MacBook Pro?

Just curious: Is it possible to use a backup from an iMac on a Time Capsule to restore a MacBook Pro with the same items? It seems like it would be possible given that all it really backs up is the ...
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iPhone 4 restore to a replacement phone

I recently got a replacement iPhone 4 (under warranty to replace my old iPhone 4), and just before returning the old iPhone 4, I did a backup. When I connect the new phone to my iTunes, it only gives ...
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I want to restore iPhone data that didn't get restored a few weeks ago, but don't want to lose data since then

I installed iOS 5 on my wife's iPhone 3GS about 3 weeks ago. When the process was over, she was missing her apps. I reinstalled these from the App Store via the Purchased section. However, she was ...
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How to restore the AddressBook database from backup

How do I transfer my address book files in the abcdp format to my new MacBook Pro with Mac OS X Lion? The files are from a 2008 MacBook running Mac OS X 10.6; the hard drive crashed, and the ...
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How to restore lost contacts/address book?

I suddenly have only 2 contacts in my Contacts! I have a MacBook Pro, am using OS 10.9.2. Following instructions from another answer, I looked for Address book folder in the library/App. Support ...
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Time machine full restore only shows “complete backups”

I am doing a restore of a Time machine backup to a new hard drive. The latest backup was completed on Feb 1, but I was very surprised to see that OS X Installer restore utility only lets me restore ...
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Install a clean Mavericks and then use TimeMachine makes it unclean again?

I am about to install OSX Mavericks in an iMac I have. I would love to make a clean install (creating the bootable USB with that complex procedure). I was thinking about copying folder by folder but ...
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How should a user of OS X verify whether backed up data comprises everything required for lossless restoration?

I'm most interested in approaches that compare both: the original file the backup – after the time of backup. I'm aware of two approaches. Others will be appreciated. Less interested in ...
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Am I allowed to install Snow Leopard on my MBP using someone elses install disc?

I bought a 2009 Macbook Pro 13" used from someone and it doesn't have the install disc for Snow Leopard which is currently installed. If I have to restore the computer someday can I use a friends ...
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show or copy password instead of dots in application

In windows i had a program to inspect the password that i stored in filezilla. But I forgot my ftp password I can still see the dots but I want to see what the password was that I stored. Is there ...
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Restore an iPhone from iCloud backup of newer iOS version

I have an iCloud backup from an iPhone running iOS 8.3. Now, I'd like to restore another iPhone from this backup. The problem is that the other iPhone is running iOS 8.2 (this iPhone cannot be updated ...
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Restore from “iOS7 backup” to an iOS6 phone [duplicate]

A friend upgraded my device to iOS7. It didn't work properly so I downgraded it a few days later to iOS6. I have backups both in iCloud and on OS X (iTunes). When I try to restore either I get a ...
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Restoring a MacBook from backup

I have a MacBook Pro that is just being ridiculous, so I'm planning on erasing the hard drive and restoring from a Time Machine backup. I hear that Time Machine will only restore from backups that ...
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Will an iPhone only activate using the SIM card that it was originally activated with?

I read this question and was wondering if I need to have a SIM card that has previously activated an iPhone in order to activate an iPhone. I'm inheriting my mother's old 3Gs to use as an iPod / for ...
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Restoring Lion/iCloud iCal from Time Machine

Well I managed to delete my calendar, which was being synched via iCloud with my Mac, iPad, and iPhone. Can I repopulate my iCal calendar from a Time Machine backup? ~/Library/ contains a folder ...
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How do I restore my iphone?

I tried to upgrade my iphone 3GS to iOS 5 today, but the upgrade failed saying 'an unknown error occurred'. Now my phone is in a weird state where you can't turn it on properly, it just goes to a ...
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Is Cellular Network Data Usage persisted to a new iPhone

I got my original 3GS on release day in June 2009 as an upgrade to a 1G. In around September 2009 it developed a problem with the mute switch so I had it replaced at my local Apple Store. A friend ...
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Jailbroken , erased all data and restoring

I have a 3g phone jail broken. In order to delete data. i click on the option of Erase All Content and Settings. then i was stuck on apple logo when ever i open Iphone. So I entered into DFU mode in ...
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Does restoring from an iCloud backup enforce installation of the latest iOS?

I accidentally deleted a lot of text messages on my iPhone 5 and would like to restore from iCloud by choosing "Erase all content and settings" and then restoring from a backup made last night. ...
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How to Partition New Bootable Drive to Include Recovery Partition

I just completed a restore from Time Machine to a newly partitioned drive and discovered that the Recovery Partition wasn't created. Other than that, the restore went well and the new drive runs fine. ...
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Is there any way to backup and restore your iOS apps *without* re-downloading all of them?

I've got a problem. The first step, as they say, is acceptance. My problem, is apps. I've got over four hundred on my phone, generally. It floats around that count, anyway. I think, perhaps, it comes ...
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Is it easy to mount my Time Capsule after a clean install (without any restore) so that I can copy individual files from it?

People say it is possible but I am suspicious. I want to clean install and start fresh with nothing. Then I can access my Time Capsule that has my backup and copy any files I want. How easy or ...
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How do you restore files from an iCloud backup

I want to restore a picture that I deleted from my camera roll on my iPhone. I have iCloud backup enabled, with the option for camera roll turned on, so therefore the picture I deleted should have a ...
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How do I restore a Windows 7 System Image to a OS X Lion Boot Camp partition?

I just updated the hard drive in my MacBook Pro. I decided to also take the opportunity to upgrade it to Lion. I previously had Boot Camp under Snow Leopard. I created a new Boot Camp partition and ...
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Out of disk space when restoring iPhone backup from iTunes

Trying to restore an iPhone backup I took tonight, but can't because when it tries, the startup disk runs out of space. I have other drives, but I can't remove anything else off of the startup disk. ...
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How to restore my iPhone when iTunes keeps returning an error 2001?

My iPhone 5 won't boot anymore and when I plug it in my MacBook, it goes to recovery mode (cable logo => iTunes logo). So I tried to restore it using iTunes but I keep getting this error Any idea ...
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How do I repair a corrupt Time Machine sparsebundle that is only showing the most recent backup?

I am trying to recover a nearly-2TB backup of a Mac, whose sparsebundle file was located on a NAS and suffered some corruption. I have followed the steps here, and the sparsebundle is now accessible ...
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Restoring a new iPhone via iCloud post-setup?

I am trying to restore my new iPhone with the data from my old iPhone via iCloud. I have tried to follow this tutorial, but unfortunately I cannot connect to wifi during the setup process (my wifi ...
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Error in restoring iOS 5.1.1 on iPhone 4 using custom IPSW

I'm trying to restore iOS 5.1.1 on iPhone 4 GSM that currently has iOS 4.3.3 and is jailbroken. I'm using "redsn0w" to get into pwned DFU mode and then trying to restore from iTunes using custom IPSW ...
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HOME dir on another disk, how do I restore from TM backup?

I have two disks in my MBP. One is small SSD for the OS and applications, and the other is slow HDD for my HOME folder, downloads and stuff like that. I have Time Machine set up. Everything seems to ...
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Clean Lion install, keeping Time Machine history?

I have a 2011 unibody MacBook Pro, and have been gathering kludge on it for some time, and on previous machines (2007 MacBook Pro, 2004 Powerbook) whose data I've migrated over using the Migration ...
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How can I restore a backup of a phone with the same name?

I broke my iPhone 3G S and bought a new one. During the setup of the new one I chose to set it up as a new phone. I gave it a slightly different name because I thought I'd want to keep old phone's ...
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Can Time Machine restore from one large hard drive to two smaller ones?

I'm about to put a SSD (60GB) into my MacBook Pro, the disc drive is coming out and the current drive (320GB) will sit in a bracket in its place. I'd like to use the SSD as the main drive for the OS, ...
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How can I restore my iPad from iOS 5 to iOS 4?

I updated my iPad from iOS 4 to iOS 5 yesterday, without making any backup. However, I found that it is not convenient for me to debug my programs. So I want to restore it to iOS 4 again. I did as ...
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iOS Backup: Restore single program's settings?

I have an iPod Touch and an iPhone. Both have the same certain application installed, but I want to transfer the Touch's app settings to the iPhone's app. I already downloaded the iPhone Backup ...
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Recovering iPhone 3GS on iOS 6

My precious iPhone 3GS which I've treasured for four years has finally had its first "issue". I decided yesterday to finally get rid of the update available indication (the "1" badge) that's been ...
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Restoring new iPhone from iCloud backup deactivates old iphone?

I gave a friend a new SIM card for her unlocked direct from Apple iPhone 5. She put the SIM in, and went through the setup process, restoring her iPhone 5 from an iCloud backup. At this point, her ...
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Can I apply my iPhone 3GS backup to my iPhone 4S?

As mentioned is a previous question, I made a backup of my old AT&T iPhone 3GS, then exchanged it for a new iPhone 4S at Sprint. They transfered over my contacts. However, there's a lot of other ...
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Restore address book

I am running 10.7.2 and had my Address Book synced to the iCloud. I inadvertently deleted all of my contacts from my iPhone (synced with iCloud) and now my address book is empty. I've attempted to ...