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WTF?? iPhone suddenly deletes all games when connected to iTunes!!!

05-27-2009, 09:24 AM
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WTF?? iPhone suddenly deletes all games when connected to iTunes!!!

Seriously, WTF??

Has anyone else ever experienced this before?

I was really really shocked!! Fortunately it had just deleted around 10 apps from my iPhone. I saw iTunes and wondered 'hey I didn't untick those games', so I clicked the Application tabs and, guess what, almost all my games were ticked off!!

I quickly stopped the sync, unplugged my iPhone, restarted it and resynced it. This time it was all fine as if nothing happened, but I'm still so pissed off as I lost some game progress, one of which is Alphabetic which I played together my my mom to unlock all trophies.

I'm still lucky that I had a look at my iTunes, usually I just plugged my iPhone and leave it for a few minutes to take a bath or something. Imagine if that had happened when I took a bath and all my apps got deleted.. so uncool!!

My iPhone has never ever been jailbroken so that makes me even more

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05-27-2009, 09:27 AM
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Sometimes the sync goes a little batty, it happened to me once with my music and I've always had it on "Manually manage my music and videos" too

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05-27-2009, 10:00 AM
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Tried to get rid of a movie, ended up syncing my iPod... to a computer with 50 of my 723 songs and 14 of my apps. I stoppped the sync before it got to the apps, thankfully, but the music was wiped out. Pissed me off
05-27-2009, 11:28 AM
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If you backup often, all you need to do is just restore your iTouch from backup. And all deleted stuff will be restored. The only problem is that you have to re-arrange your icons

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05-27-2009, 05:56 PM
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It's so annoying. Now I'll always feel worried everytime I sync my iPhone. I'm rather ok if it deletes songs as I can easily put them again, but you can't restore game save files.

oh, does restoring backup restore your game save files too?

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Originally Posted by Prab View Post
If you backup often, all you need to do is just restore your iTouch from backup. And all deleted stuff will be restored. The only problem is that you have to re-arrange your icons
Yeah, the last time I restored it (around 1 month ago) I couldn't even bother to re-arrange my icons, so it looks all over the place now, heheh.

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05-27-2009, 06:06 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by donkei View Post
It's so annoying. Now I'll always feel worried everytime I sync my iPhone. I'm rather ok if it deletes songs as I can easily put them again, but you can't restore game save files.

oh, does restoring backup restore your game save files too?



Yeah, the last time I restored it (around 1 month ago) I couldn't even bother to re-arrange my icons, so it looks all over the place now, heheh.
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05-27-2009, 07:41 PM
#7
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I have a question....
Everytime I watch a Video on my iPod and that blue circle beside it disappears after I finish the video. Then, when I sync my iPod iTunes automaticly unchecks it and sometimes I get my videos removed. Now when I watch a video, before the video ends, I drag the bar back to the beginning so that video's Blue dot does not go away and my video doesn't accidently get deleted from itunes.

Anyways to prevent this?
05-27-2009, 07:59 PM
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To be completely honest I've had more problems with itunes than any other microsoft programs put together.

I'm currently trying to reinstall it and so far it's a complete and absolute failure that is frustrating the shit out of me.

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05-27-2009, 08:05 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kiwii View Post
I have a question....
Everytime I watch a Video on my iPod and that blue circle beside it disappears after I finish the video. Then, when I sync my iPod iTunes automaticly unchecks it and sometimes I get my videos removed. Now when I watch a video, before the video ends, I drag the bar back to the beginning so that video's Blue dot does not go away and my video doesn't accidently get deleted from itunes.

Anyways to prevent this?
prevent this by unchecking or changing a box that says remove after watching found on manually syncing music videos

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05-27-2009, 08:06 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by donkei View Post
Seriously, WTF??

Has anyone else ever experienced this before?

I was really really shocked!! Fortunately it had just deleted around 10 apps from my iPhone. I saw iTunes and wondered 'hey I didn't untick those games', so I clicked the Application tabs and, guess what, almost all my games were ticked off!!

I quickly stopped the sync, unplugged my iPhone, restarted it and resynced it. This time it was all fine as if nothing happened, but I'm still so pissed off as I lost some game progress, one of which is Alphabetic which I played together my my mom to unlock all trophies.

I'm still lucky that I had a look at my iTunes, usually I just plugged my iPhone and leave it for a few minutes to take a bath or something. Imagine if that had happened when I took a bath and all my apps got deleted.. so uncool!!

My iPhone has never ever been jailbroken so that makes me even more
Always when going on a different computer go under file then go to TRANSFER PURCHASES FROM ---------------------'S IPOD

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