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Time to "REMOVE" games off the kids iPad... Need to preserve settings.
Posted by: spacescape
Date: September 02, 2012 09:07AM
In order to punish my kids for their behaviors I'm planning on removing 2-3 apps off of their iPad they enjoy. Right now they have no access to it but I'd like to give it back 'without' the games they enjoy. Is their a way to remove these apps without loosing these settings? For example... For example, I'm removing TinyWings, Angry Birds and Soosiz and want them to save the settings and levels they are on. Can this safely be done?
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Re: Time to "REMOVE" games off the kids iPad... Need to preserve settings.
Posted by: space-time
Date: September 02, 2012 09:24AM
I don't know for sure. Maybe back it up, make sure you note the back-up file (date and time). Maybe even save the backup file to a different folder.

Then remove the Apps from the iPad.

60 minutes later when you are tired of them crying and begging for their games, restore from backup
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Re: Time to "REMOVE" games off the kids iPad... Need to preserve settings.
Posted by: pinkoos
Date: September 02, 2012 09:32AM
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space-time
60 minutes later when you are tired of them crying and begging for their games, restore from backup

That is so funny (and sadly true)!
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Re: Time to "REMOVE" games off the kids iPad... Need to preserve settings.
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: September 02, 2012 09:42AM
Delete the apps, then take them:

• hiking
• biking
• swimming
• camping
• outdoor games
• eat watermelon

Then never look back.

smiling smiley



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Re: Time to "REMOVE" games off the kids iPad... Need to preserve settings.
Posted by: spacescape
Date: September 02, 2012 09:44AM
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Markintosh
Delete the apps, then take them:

• hiking
• biking
• swimming
• camping
• outdoor games
• eat watermelon

Then never look back.

smiling smiley

We do some of those... Such as Biking, Swimming, outdoor games and eat watermelon... We just need to get back to the 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening for the iCrack devices... ;)
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Re: Time to "REMOVE" games off the kids iPad... Need to preserve settings.
Posted by: zero
Date: September 02, 2012 10:26AM
Why not just take the iPad away?
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Re: Time to "REMOVE" games off the kids iPad... Need to preserve settings.
Posted by: spacescape
Date: September 02, 2012 10:28AM
They are taken away right now. We want them refocused on the learning apps.
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Re: Time to "REMOVE" games off the kids iPad... Need to preserve settings.
Posted by: bwicklander
Date: September 02, 2012 10:29AM
Every time I've taken apps off - I had lost all my data associated with those apps.
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Re: Time to "REMOVE" games off the kids iPad... Need to preserve settings.
Posted by: pinkoos
Date: September 02, 2012 10:32AM
If the apps are "Game Center" aware, then when you delete them, a pop-up will ask you if you want to also remove all the associated data from Game Center. Just don't remove that data. When you re-load the apps, they should be associated with the saved Game Center data automatically.
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Re: Time to "REMOVE" games off the kids iPad... Need to preserve settings.
Posted by: spacescape
Date: September 02, 2012 10:41AM
Thanks much.
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Re: Time to "REMOVE" games off the kids iPad... Need to preserve settings.
Posted by: Robert M
Date: September 02, 2012 11:13AM
Space,

I know you want to try and preserve the settings. I've tried and have never been able to do this when I get tired of playing a given game. Then again, I don't use Game Center. But, I wouldn't worry so much about them losing their settings. Consider it part of the punishment. If the kids are typical kids, once the game is restored, they'll quickly reach the same level.

The only downside is if they needed to do in-app purchases to achieve those levels. It could prove costly to allow them to reach the same levels again. But, then again, the games usually offer freebie means to achieve the same objectives.

Robert
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Re: Time to "REMOVE" games off the kids iPad... Need to preserve settings.
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 02, 2012 06:59PM
Our state provides funds so that all school districts can provide parenting classes. I found them to be excellent. They would support natural consequences (as well as many other methods of appropriate discipline) and what you plan is not likely a natural consequence.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Time to "REMOVE" games off the kids iPad... Need to preserve settings.
Posted by: thermarest
Date: September 03, 2012 12:53AM
If Jailbroken, the app Data Deposit will upload all of an app's data to Dropbox and can later sync it back to the phone
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Re: Time to "REMOVE" games off the kids iPad... Need to preserve settings.
Posted by: spacescape
Date: September 03, 2012 06:35AM
I agree... "consequences" are good. However, in this instance I'm just trying to refocus on my 7 year old Asperger's and his 4 year old brother only doing the learning apps. Probably should of reworded "punish". They are getting very competitive and just want to remove them for awhile.

But, might be best to just remove them and be done with it. Thanks for the tips.
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