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Topic: How many times can you restore an iPhone?

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Old 11-26-2008, 08:57 PM
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How many times can you restore an iPhone?

Does it affect the iPhone at all when you do a restore? Is it okay to restore it as many times as you want? Or does it wear on the flash drive/hardware?

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P.S. When you do a restore, what is the procedure it goes through? Does it actually wipe/format the device and reload the fresh OS from scratch? Or is their another way of getting a completely clean format?
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When you restore using itunes it completely erases the iphone. There is no limit and it does not hurt your phone in any way.



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Old 11-27-2008, 05:18 PM
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Thanks! Can anyone confirm that?

No offense deftdrummer1, just want to be sure
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:06 AM
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The only limit is the life of the unit. as for ware on the flash drive well yes, but it's not any more or less ware then removing data and wighting it with new.
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does that mean it wipes your text messages and contacts?
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Old 11-29-2008, 03:30 PM
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Definitly wipes text messages and contacts.
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:23 AM
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I found in the past when I had to restore my iPhone that it takes the last known back up. So I had all my contacts (which was very handy) and the text messages were also restored albeit about a week old.

For this reason I make sure I back up regularly.
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:31 AM
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I thought iTunes backs up your iPhone/Touch every time you sync?



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Before any sync or restore you do to your iPhone, it will back it up. And part of putting information back onto your phone after deleting it, is your contacts and text messages.



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