Restoring an iPhone from the backup shows a modal dialog on top of everything

Number:rdar://9975314 Date Originated:18 August 2011
Status:Open Resolved:No
Product:iTunes Product Version:10.5b77 (77)
Classification:UI/Usability Reproducible:Always
When we restore a backup for the iPhone with iTunes, it shows a modal dialog that is on top of every other active windows. I understand that the restoring process is important, but the UI shouldn't be that intrusive.

Steps to Reproduce:
Restore iPhone from the backup data.

My suggestion is to display this process on the iTunes HUD that was used for various iTunes activities (such as iPhone sync and backup process). I also suggest to move any iTunes modal progress indicator on that HUD.

This will provide some benefits to the users:
1. It presents a unified progress indicator of iTunes activity.
2. It doesn't disrupt the current user activity.

It's understandable that in the case where an error happens a modal dialog is important, but a progress indicator doesn't need to be shown in a modal dialog.


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