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

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iPad 4 (A1460) seems bricked wont boot, restore or update

I got an iPad 4 (A1460) for repair and after a day of trying i cant get it boot. iTunes can only recognize it while on iTunes mode or DFU mode but restore it stuck in "Waiting for iPad" or "Restoring ...
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My Mac died and I can't access iPhoto on my external hard drive

My Mac died. When I connect my external hard drive to my laptop I can't access my iPhoto – it says iPhoto won't open because it's a machine backup. Any ideas?
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Is it safe to restore the ~/Library folder?

I have just replaced my magnetic hard drive with a new and fast SSD drive. I have placed the old drive in an external case, so all the files are available, and all the data was successfully restored....
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Stuck in soft dfu mode

My iPod(4g iOS 6.1.6) is stuck in soft DFU mode because I quit out of redsn0w to early. Then I also used an app to exit recovery mode and now it's in soft DFU mode. I had to use the DFU IPSW in order ...
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How to save only the “configuration” of an iPod for later restore?

My iPod Classic 160GB is formatted "Windows" (presumably FAT32). I want to "Macintosh" format it (hfs+). Is there a way to save only the "configuration" of said iPod so I can more-easily restore it ...
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Restoring Whatsapp history doesn't work

I just got a new IPhone and downloaded Whatsapp. Every time I open Whatsapp, a message saying that the history is being restored from ICloud is displayed and a few seconds later a window pops up ...
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Restored phone without backing up first

I have never backed up my phone (stupid, I know) and just upgraded to iOS 7. Unfortunately something went wrong and it reset everything. It gave me options to set up as new phone or a previous back up....
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I cannot find my backup on my TimeMachine

My time machine is set up by connecting an external harddisk to a AirPort Extreme. I am trying the 'Internet Recovery' option to restore my iMac from my time machine backup. When the 'OS X Utitlies' ...
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How to restore correct menu images?

I hate to post a screenshot, but I don't know how to describe this: Yep. That's Mail.app, and all of my other apps have similar behavior. It started after I installed this package. I've tried the ...
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Can I move a volume from one computer to another in Time Machine?

I am slowly migrating from an older Mac Pro to a MacBook Air. Both machines are backed up to two different 2TB drives using Time Machine. Recently I decided that I wanted to make the extensive data I ...
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I got the new iPad Air for Christmas. Everything transferred seamlessly but one app. What now?

It was the game Tribez. The information was last backed up on my old iPad 2 11/18/13. I don't understand how all of my other apps were brought over perfectly, but this one. I have contacted their ...
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Can I restore my Time Machine copy from a restored external disk partition?

My external hard drive didn't recognize one of the partitions so I had to bring it to the support guys in order to restore the files if possible. They gave me back the hard disk with some of those ...
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How to fix my jailbroken iPhone 3G that won't connect to Wi-Fi and shows one bar of network?

My sister gave her iPhone 3G to me and I tried to reset everything but it's frozen on the Apple logo. Then I understood I must not reset a jailbroken iPhone. I Googled about it and I found information ...
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Tried to reset iPhone 4s but stuck on black screen with loading spinner

My phone fell down the stairs and went completely black. A friend of mine who fixes iPhones took it apart and found that the LCD plug had popped out in the fall so he put it back together and it was ...
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Restoring an 10.9 TM backup onto an iMac running 10.6.8

My original hard drive has failed. Would not go beyond grey screen. It is in course of being repaired with a new h.d. The Apple tech said the machine would be returned to me with mac o/s 10.6.8 ...
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2012 Macbook Air Mt Lion 10.8.2. Can I factory reset and upgrade using only an external monitor?

I just purchased a 2012 MacBook Air with a broken screen. I'm using it as a desktop via an external monitor. I plan to do a factory reset and then upgrade to mavericks. Will I be able to complete ...
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Time Machine from TC ko on MAvericks

Just installed mavericks, erasing the hard drive and installing it as brand new; then I wanted to restore my backup from Time machine (as I always did) but an error screen appears, saying "impossible ...
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Error 3194 (Run diagno - “Secure connection with itunes store failed”)

Actually i have a iPhone4 with iOS 6.1.3 and I want to update it with iOS 7.0 or restore the same iOS (6.1.3). But every time just after the "verify" iTunes throw an Error with error code 3194. And ...
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How do I get my iPod touch (1st gen) out of a recovery mode boot loop?

I restored my iPod touch 1G and when it rebooted after completing restore, it got stuck showing the iTunes logo. I tried two different methods of exiting the recovery mode as explained at How To Fix ...
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Timemachine encryption restore/backup?

I'm trying to automate the creation of an encrypted sparsebundle and configure backup for a 10.7 machine using a TimeCapsule. I've created the script below http://pastebin.com/D2nQk1j1 #!/bin/bash ...
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how to reinstall mountain lion after restoring my macbook pro to the factory setting

I just recently bought my macbook pro early 2011 and it was freezing all the time for whatever reason. So, I decided to restore the computer. I erase the disk using the recovery method, but I'm having ...
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Restore failed iphone 5 from iPhone 3G

I've just got iphone 5 and I wanted to restore it with my iPhone 3G information (mainly SMS). I try to restore it with iTunes by clicking the backup I had from my iPhone 3G but it says gives me an ...
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Error 2009 when restoring iPhone

I have a jailbreaked iPhone 4 and I updated from version 5 to v6 in wifi. The screen shows only the recovery mode, but when I connect it to iTunes, it detects the iPhone but needs to update it. When ...
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How to keep all contacts on both devices when syncing?

I have some contacts on my iphone and some on my computer. How do I sync my phone and my computer so that each has all contacts? The first question I see when opening ITunes is "Do you want to set up ...
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How can i get back information wiped off my Iphone by accidental restore?

I plugged in my iPhone to attempt to sync so that I could update my software. The sync was not working. I looked up problem on internet and they suggested that I restore the settings on the iPhone. ...
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How to reset iMac to factory defaults?

I want to sell my iMac (2011) and I want to reset the system and remove all my data. I tried the Command-R method. It wants me to enter my Apple ID and password but I don't want to do this! I want to ...
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Facebook deleted email addresses from Contacts, how to restore?

Most of my contacts that I'm also connected with on Facebook, no longer have any email address in Contacts. Sigh! The problem is described here: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=13197 I ...
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Clean Install Snow Leopard without Disk — Build 10K549

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011) -- shipped with Snow Leopard (Lion hadn't come out yet) -- that I need to wipe and reinstall. This is for security/privacy/performance purposes, so the goal ...
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Restoring a new Mac Mini from TM Backup on a Pegasus R4 Drive

Trying to restore a new Mac Mini which just crashed from its Time Machine backup which is on a Promise Pegasus R4 drive. On first boot up the repaired Mac Mini does not see the Pegasus drive, so ...
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Restoring from Backup error - cannot be saved to computer

I have all permissions organized and a single backup in the correct folder. I have 23 GB of space. I have an Iphone 4. I recently synced it and updated to the latest IOS. My contacts were lost, ...
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Many apps missing after restoring iPad backup to migrate to iPad 2

Needing to migrate an original iPad user to an iPad 2, I used the backup and restore mechanism in iTunes (on a PC) However, the following steps resulted in many of the apps being missing on the ...
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How do I restore my lost Address Book entries on my iPhone?

My mom just got a new iPhone 4S today, so she wanted me to transfer the contacts on her old iPhone 3G to the 4S. However, I screwed up. And I don't have a single backup, so now, all I have is a copy ...
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iPad update/restore fail with one machine, success on another

Interesting problem I can't find anything about: I have my iPad synced with my personal MacBook. Backups work, as far as I can tell (list of backups in Preferences window), and apps update, etc. ...
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Error 37 during restore

On Tuesday I've updated my (non jailbroken) iPad 1 to iOS 4.3.5. When verifying the installation of the installation an error showed up telling me (translated from German) "The iPad cannot be restored....
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Remove missing pictures in iPhoto

My iPhoto (iLife 11, version 9.1.5) committed sepuku. No fear, I have backups. The backups I restored, instead of having 182GB of poorly taken pictures, ended up taking 276GB. Something failed with ...
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I backed up my iphone to move it to a new phone

all my contacts, notes and calendars are gone. when the iphone backs up does it copy everything? is there a way to get my important stuff back? note: I didn't check 'sync contacts, notes, calendars' ...
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Apps cannot be installed anymore because of missing signature

I was working on my iPhone 4 with iOS 4.2 (the last one) for a while, when I called my phone operator to unlock the simlock. I followed the procedure, and I saved of my iPhone with iTunes, then ...
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How to restore jailbroken iPhone stuck in recovery mode without iTunes?

I have a jailbroken iPhone 4 running on iOS 7.1.1. I checked Cydia and updated a few tweaks and since that update, my tweak called "f.lux" wasn't working so I deleted it. After deleting it, I would ...
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How do I restore a jailbroken iOS 6.1/iPhone 5?

My iPhone 5 is running iOS 6.1, jailbroken. I've managed to lock myself out of the phone and don't know the passcode. Device is disabled for longer and longer periods of time in between incorrect ...
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iPhone backup restore SMS

I have had to restore my iPhone 4S to factory settings - wiping everything on the device. Fortunately I have frequent backups so I was able to restore most of the settings and stuff. However, is ...
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Why does Find My iPhone need to be disabled before restoring an iPhone?

If I try to restore from iTunes, it tells me I have to turn off find my iPhone. Why is this so?
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Any way to update now from iOS 7.0.4 to 7.1.2?

I am trying to restore my iPhone 5s to iOS 7.1.2 but I only get error 3194. My hosts file is cleaned and I think it’s just Apple that doesn’t let me update to something other than iOS 8. Is there any ...
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Mac runs same vm. Cannot exit

I have inherited some Mac-based machine, but when I power it on - virtual machine with Windows XP starts. I cannot figure, how to exit this mode or restore Mac to factory defaults. I tried booting ...
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Will everything be erased? And will I get caught?

Ok so I updated and I restored my iPod so everything about cydia on my ipod will be erased? If I go to an airport will they be able to tell that my iPod was jailbroken?
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Restore all Notes from iCloud

I deleted numerous Notes from my phone that I want to get back from iCloud. My phone has not updated to iCloud so the Notes are still good on the cloud. How do I get all files from cloud back onto ...
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How to backup Store Apps?

I have been searching and I didn't find an optimal solution for my problem. I have some apps purchased from the Mac App Store (Pixelmator, GarageBand), and other ones installed (Xcode). I want to ...
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new 4th generation iPod touch doesn't have the app store

My brand new 4th generation iPod touch doesn't have the app store on it. I think it's because I restored all the data from my old iPod touch and stored it on my new iPod, and my old one didn't have ...
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When restoring In-App Purchases, is there any limit to how many devices I can restore my In-App purchased content?

Suppose I have multiple iOS devices, say more than 5, and I purchase a gun through In-App Purchase, after I restore my purchases, will that gun be available in all my devices, in that game? Just want ...
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Rename iOS device without needing to restore

I have just restored my iPad but for some reason (most likely because I pressed space bar on that text field but do you not remember) my newly restored iPad is called "iPad" rather than "my name's ...
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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?