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How to remove my Ipod Touch apps.....

07-13-2010, 12:43 AM
#1
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How to remove my Ipod Touch apps.....

Without my saves being erased as well. I've asked this before on other forums but I can't seem to get a straight answer and am always left confused I was wondering if there was a way to remove my apps from my Ipod Touch 8 gig without losing all my saves. I've heard about some backup process but that seems like it could get annoying. If anyone can help me that would be much appreciated!

[Edit: Shoot, just realized I put this in the completely wrong section. Can I get this moved to General Ipod Touch games forum? My apologies

Edit 2: Thanks!

Last edited by Notthevictim; 07-13-2010 at 12:55 AM. Reason: Whoopsie
07-13-2010, 12:59 AM
#2
Well, connect your iPod to iTunes and hit backup. It's simple although it takes awhile. Since I am a hardcore gamer I usually backup my games every two weeks just in case. I hope I'm answering your question, if not let me know

07-13-2010, 01:07 AM
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Unless you are jailbroken, I don't believe you can retain your saves after deleting the apps from your idevice.
07-13-2010, 01:10 AM
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Well with a full Ipod, it didn't take too long to backup, so I don't know why it doesn't take too long. But the thing is even though it's backed up I won't be able to remove my apps without losing my saves, right?
07-13-2010, 01:12 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Squeaker View Post
Unless you are jailbroken, I don't believe you can retain your saves after deleting the apps from your idevice.
Oh really, that's too bad. If Apple really wants to be a competitor in the handheld market, they should fix that.
07-13-2010, 01:48 AM
#6
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The Quest has a new function in the latest update where, if you have iOS4 and iTunes 9.2, you can move saves onto or off your iDevice using iTunes, so they're safe even if you delete the app. Good for a 100+ hour RPG like The Quest. :P

Maybe other developers could implement a system similar to this?

Games tested/testing: Arcane Clash, Trainyard, Zenses, Gravity Runner
07-13-2010, 02:34 AM
#7
I'm pretty sure like All-Eyez-On-Me said, if you backup your ipod all saves are backed up. I once had to fully restore my ipod(synced, backed up, deleted everything and re-synced) and I was worried all my Zenonia files would be gone (lvl 99 :P) and other games, but they were all there. So as long as you back up then un sync that app you should keep the saves if you ever decide to re sync the game back on.

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07-13-2010, 02:39 AM
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The only problem being you're forced to backup everything, you can't just backup single apps.

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07-13-2010, 02:51 AM
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Yeah I'll be sure to keep my iPod backed up just in case of a restore. Apple should come out with some sort of cloud based storage system for single player games so we're not forced to restart! I'm glad a lot of games do that for multiplayer like gameloft live. Thanks for the info guys
07-13-2010, 12:04 PM
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This is the program you are looking for, I've used it since it first cam out and it friggin' rules!

iBackup

You are not pretty enough to be that stupid.