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

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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 [on hold]

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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Does supervised device mode prevent restore on another computer in recovery mode?

I know this is a long post but please bear with me: I have an iPad Mini (A1429) / 7.0.6 which has been wiped, and set up as supervised and locked to my individual laptop with Apple Configurator 1.4.3 ...
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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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iOS 9.1 - Can't clear “documents & data” and “other” with restore - can it be done?

I am trying to clear the 3+ GB of space occupied by other and documents and data on my iPhone 5S, running the new iOS 9.1 (13B5110e) Usually I would do this by restoring the phone through iTunes 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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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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How long does it take to Erase All Content and Settings on iPhone 5?

Corporate policy at my job requires a lockscreen passcode on iDevices with corporate email on them, even personal. Yesterday, I set my password, then 5 minutes later had to use it. When I entered it, ...
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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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Most recent backup not available when attempting to restore iPhone

I am trying to access my most recent backup of my iPhone to restore my phone but can only see old backups available when I click on restore. The most recent backup is listed in preferences in iTunes ...
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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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iPad update/restore iOS 8.1 stuck at 10%; cannot exit recovery mode

I wanted to upgrade my iPad from iOS 7 to iOS 8.1. I downloaded an IPSW from ipswdownloader.com and tried updating by alt+clicking the update button. The update process stopped at around 10%. I tried ...
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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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Restore ebooks (PDF) from iTunes backup?

Upon opening iBooks.app on my clean Mavericks install, I noticed that all my ebooks from other sources than the iBooks Store were missing. Of course, they're not saved in iCloud. So I wanted to ...
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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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Time Machine Restore Button Greyed Out For External Hard Drive

I recently brought my computer (Mid 2010 Macbook pro) into the Apple Store because it had been crashing recently. The first time I brought it in, they did a clean wipe of the hard drive and restored ...
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Rescue light red Time Machine backups after El Capitan Update

Here is my story: Oct 2: I have Yosemite Installed and configured Time Capsule taking regular backups. Oct 3: I update Yosemite to El Capitan El Capitan installation halts at 14% for 2hrs I force-...
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How to restore individual app data from iCloud while keeping all the other apps installed and new data created since the last iCloud backup?

I just discovered that one of my apps X "disappeared" for whatever reason from my iPad. It contained MBs of valuable data, and luckily I have an iCloud backup dated a week ago or so which have it all. ...
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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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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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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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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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iPhone 4S recovery error 29

My iPhone 4S keeps getting stuck on the boot logo. It has never been jailbroken. When I try to restore it in the latest version of iTunes I keep getting this: How can I resolve this?
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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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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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How can I get back a system file after deleting it from my Mac?

I've deleted a system file from my Mac and need to get it back. System files can include: hidden files in the root of / - especially unix files in /private /System files /Library files /...
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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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Phantom podcasts after restore that won't stay deleted

I recently lost my iPhone 5 and had to restore to an old iPhone 4S until the iPhone 6 is released. My iCloud backup was current so I lost very little. My podcast subscriptions were maintained ...
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Apps disappeared after unlocking, backup and restore of my iPhone

I unlocked my iPhone yesterday and backed up and restored my data using iTunes, however my apps did not come back onto my phone when I restored from backup. How do I find them on my computer in my ...
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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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What do I if I used “Delete All Content and Settings” on a jailbroken iOS Device?

I recently received an iOS device and it was jailbroken. When I wanted to unjailbreak it, I used "Delete All Content and Settings." The loading screen came on and it has not changed. After rebooting ...
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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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I backed up my Android device and I want to restore it on my iphone 5!

Can anybody please help me?! I want to restore a non apple device back up to my iphone 5 and I can't so please anybody's help would be great! I have a Samsung galaxy S7 edge and I got a iPhone 6s.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...