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swapping from 4 to 5 and loosing stuff :-(

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Welsh_chick Calculating status...
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Dec 29, 2012 12:28 AM

i now have a iphone 5 but there were some very important text messages on my iphone 4  I no longer have this phone so cant do a restore to retrieve these messages  A friend of mine has a spare iphone 4 that they want to restore to factory settings, If i connect this to my itunes account and restore, will it restore to my last back up or theirs?

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (20,675 points)
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    Dec 29, 2012 5:49 AM (in response to Welsh_chick)

    Welsh_chick wrote:

     

    i now have a iphone 5 but there were some very important text messages on my iphone 4  I no longer have this phone so cant do a restore to retrieve these messages

    That is probably one the most amusing statements I've read in these forums.

     

    Having the old iPhone has nothing to do with being able to restore a backup.

    Restore the iPhone 5 from a backup of the iPhone 4 that contains the messages in question.  The backups are either in iCloud or iTunes on your computer.  No iPhone4 is required.  Just know that anything done since that backup will be lost.

     

     

    Welsh_chick wrote:

    A friend of mine has a spare iphone 4 that they want to restore to factory settings, If i connect this to my itunes account and restore, will it restore to my last back up or theirs?

    It will restore to the backup for whatever iTunes ID is signed into the device, likely yours if you sign in with your Apple/iTunes ID and restore from your computer.  But again, unless you actually have a backup that contains the messages you are looking for, this is a waste of time.

     

    Honestly, if the messages were so important, why not copy them to an email and email them to yourself or save in a note?

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (20,675 points)
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    Dec 29, 2012 6:23 AM (in response to Welsh_chick)

    If there are no backups, there is nothing to restore. 

     

    I would think an intelligent person would not need to post a question to a public forum to get that answer.

     

    There is no such thing as an important text message, only fools that cannot be bothered to use reliable communication methods such as phone calls or emails.

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