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  1. #1

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    Oct 03, 2012
    App Data Lost in Restore
    I'm pretty sure this is hopeless, but it involves a lot of lost time and some lost money so I wanted to give it a try.

    When I downloaded iOS6 for my iPhone 3GS I had the "continual reboot" problem that some other users had. Which was a pain. But, when I got home, I booted the iPhone up in recovery mode, plugged it into my iTunes and *viola* the iPhone functioned properly.

    The only problem is that I hadn't synced my iPhone with iTunes lately and so it wasn't up to date. It wouldn't be a problem if I hadn't spent 20+ hours and a significant amount of money on a particular game I recently downloaded on my phone (FFD) that then totally disappeared.

    So, *Mac-Forums,* is there anyway for me to get that data back? I'm not going to start the game over and I already sunk $20 into it... (RPG fan that I am).

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    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    So, MacRumors, is there anyway for me to get that data back? I'm not going to start the game over and I already sunk $20 into it... (RPG fan that I am).
    Since this isn't the MacRumors forum, I guess we can't answer your question.

    I don't know about your game data that was lost, but you can re-download the game.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Jul 23, 2012
    did you have it synced on iCloud ?? if not then from now on start syncing whats important to you on iCloud.

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    Oct 01, 2007
    Mac Mini i5 (2014 High Sierra), iPhone X, Apple Watch, iPad Pro 12.9, AppleTV (4)
    If you haven't backup up the phone to iCloud or iTunes there's little chance of recovery I'm afraid

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - bottom left of this post

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Oct 03, 2012
    Wait! I thought the data wasn't backed up in iCloud but maybe it was! When I click on the Manage Storage button on my iPhone I see an icon for FFD with 254 kb of data!

    Quick, how do I access it?

  6. #6

    Member Since
    Oct 03, 2012
    So if I go to Settings --> iCloud --> Storage & Backup --> Manage Storage --> This iPhone there is a 254kb backup for Final Fantasy Dimensions (even without the app being installed on my iPhone). However, when I Reset (Erase All Content and Settings) and rebooted using the data from iCloud, the app didn't show up.

    So my question is: if I redownload FFD, can I somehow connect it to the backed up file on iCloud?

    Any help is appreciated!

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