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iPhone resetting experience

My iPhone has started to behave somewhat “laggy” recently, taking too long waking up from standby when pressing a button, repeated hangs when using the virtual keyboard to write  emails etc.

My device also had accumulated a lot of “history” in terms of apps I don’t use any longer but was too lazy to delete and has been jailbreaked once.So I decided it would be the easiest to just reset the firmware, went into iTunes and hit the restore button.

iTunes proceeded taking a full backup of my decvice and restored the firmware afterwards, which took an hour approximately. After I reactivated the iPhone, iTunes asked me if I wanted to restore my personal settings and sync my apps, leaving me to choose what apps should go on the device again and let me even sort them on the springboard from within iTunes (makes it so much easier!). After that I synced my music and pictures and I was pretty impressed with the result:

  1. No hacking required, everything easily click-through
  2. All my apps data was conserved (notes, gps trails etc.)
  3. All my email settings was still there
  4. My music was all there
  5. My photos were all there

The complete procedure took me probably half an hour, rest of the time waiting for iTunes to finish 🙂

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