iTunes sucks at restoring from backups

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  1. Hondamaker

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    How come even when I backup my phone to my computer, when I restore from a backup I still have to DOWNLOAD ALL MY APPS? Don't they get backed up to my Mac when I back the phone up? I should be able to restore from a backup, and when it's finished, all my apps are there. This infuriates an impatient person like myself!
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  2. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    I'm not sure what you mean. I just restored from a backup last night and all my apps were installed. It took a while, but they all installed.
     
  3. Europa

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    Are you using iTunes backups or iCloud backups? It shouldn't do this if you use iTunes backups.
     
  4. Hondamaker

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    I use both. My last two backups were iTunes backups. Then I restored from the last iTunes b/u, and still had to wait for my apps to download. Jack mad!
     
  5. Europa

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    Did you mean you had to wait for them to install? That's normal even if you restore in iTunes.
     
  6. Hondamaker

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    So, when it shows that it's finished restoring, the apps are still installing?
     
  7. Europa

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    Yeah, restoring will remove all of your apps and requires reinstallation after setup. Installation times vary depending on the size and number of apps you have.
     
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  8. Hondamaker

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    So all this time I thought the apps were being re-downloaded. Sheesh.
     

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