If you remove a game from your iPhone, does your saved progress also get deleted?

12-20-2011, 01:42 PM
#1
If you remove a game from your iPhone, does your saved progress also get deleted?

I have too many apps, too many games, and too much music. I have the 16 gig iPhone, and it gets frustrating trying to manage space considering I want to have most if not all of my purchased apps on my iPhone so I don't forget about them, essentially wasting money. I understand you can go into your purchased apps that are not on your iPhone in the app store and redownload, but I'm wondering if when I do delete the games, does my saved progress also get deleted, or is it somehow stored in the cloud or saved to my account?

Thanks for any and all responses and I apologize if this is a common question asked on these boards.
12-20-2011, 02:09 PM
#2
It will be deleted unless the game specifically stores saved data on some servers somewhere. Some OpenFeint/Plus+ enabled games do this, and all of those freemium games that require you to be connected to the internet do as well, but the vast majority of games do not.

12-20-2011, 02:22 PM
#3
iCloud exists you know...

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12-20-2011, 02:51 PM
#4
Ok, well if I don't have I cloud and don't have games synced to my computer if I delete them Id have to pay for them again? I thought I read somewhere that once u bought a game u could go back and buy it free but I went back to a game I deleted and I think I woulda still had to pay...
12-20-2011, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by LOLavi View Post
iCloud exists you know...
Not all games utilize iCloud saves.
12-20-2011, 03:08 PM
#6
Oh i thought you meant game progress. Anyway, u can remove and then get back for free. Open app store on idevice, click updates, then purchases and install any of your downloaded apps

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12-20-2011, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Nibbz View Post
I have too many apps, too many games, and too much music. I have the 16 gig iPhone, and it gets frustrating trying to manage space considering I want to have most if not all of my purchased apps on my iPhone so I don't forget about them, essentially wasting money. I understand you can go into your purchased apps that are not on your iPhone in the app store and redownload, but I'm wondering if when I do delete the games, does my saved progress also get deleted, or is it somehow stored in the cloud or saved to my account?

Thanks for any and all responses and I apologize if this is a common question asked on these boards.
Yes, my friend...when you delete a game..you will lose all your progress.

Example:...if you delete Real racing 2 with all champions race win and a lot of achivements unlocked, when you will re-install Real racing 2 you can recover just the achivements (sync with Game Center)..but not your game progress ( cars, races..etc..etc..)

...But..I know a good pc program that can help you to save in your pc the files of your iphone saved game. It call "Diskaid".
With this program you can save your iphone files in your pc...than you can delete any games without any problems...and restore it when you want.

..I hope this "trick" can help you.
12-20-2011, 03:56 PM
#8
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Originally Posted by simmolick View Post

...But..I know a good pc program that can help you to save in your pc the files of your iphone saved game. It call "Diskaid".
With this program you can save your iphone files in your pc...than you can delete any games without any problems...and restore it when you want.

..I hope this "trick" can help you.
Is there a MAC program like this?
12-20-2011, 04:27 PM
#9
I don't know of any way to maintain progress made in individual game apps apart from making sure that the app doesn't get deleted or overwritten by a progress-deleting update.

Some games are reportedly starting to offer iCloud save-games either by original design or via app updates, but most games still don't allow lost progress to be recovered directly in the event the app is deleted.

Some weeks ago I lost all progress in several games (1-bit Ninja and Gears, to name a few) when my 8GB ipod touch suddenly displayed the original iTunes connection icon after I tried to delete one app while another was installing (a freak occurrence, obviously); if iOS had had removable media, then all my progress would have been routinely saved on a card instead of lost forever.
12-20-2011, 07:09 PM
#10
This is one of the main reasons why I have a jailbroken phone. I save about a gig on my i touch by deleting high-memory games and backing up save data with ifile, then resotreing when I want to play.