2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 1, 2009 2:29 PM by Carly Lyon
schmadde Level 1 Level 1
Usually I sync my Iphone with the Macbook Pro. Yesterday I left it in the office and connected the Phone to my Mini at home. Bad Idea! A dialog asked me whether I wanted to sync my apps to this computer - I don't remember the exact wording, but I assumed that itunes would copy my applications from the Iphone to the Mini.

Instead it delete all my Apps without further notice! Gasp! Now I had only a few applications that I can restore easily - and in fact I have done so already. But in one of the apps I entered *a lot* of data that I want to have back. Syncing with the MBP got me back my applications but none of my data.

Until now I thought that the data is stored inside the Application Tree and gets backed up automagically every time the Iphone syncs with Itunes. At least that's what I read somewhere in Apples Iphone developer documentation.

Does anyone know if there's a chance to get back the data and if so, how?


Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Ingo2711 Level 7 Level 7
    If you have a backup you should be able to get your data back, at least that is what is said in this article: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1766
    Backup information includes information such as mail settings, text messages, notes, call history, contact favorites, sound settings, widget settings, certain network settings, and other preferences *including settings and data from third-party applications purchased from the App Store.*

    If this is true, try to restore your phone from your backup on your MBP. If you have Time Machine you can go back in Time and try to restore the folder MobileSync, located in User/Library/Application Support
    But I don't know to what extent data from 3rd party apps are stored in a backup.
    Good luck

    Message was edited by: Ingo2711
  • Carly Lyon Level 1 Level 1
    Luckily, your apps are stored on both your IPhone and your computer. All you have to do is re-sync it with your normal computer. But FYI, that will delete any applications you downloaded in the mean time since syncing with the Mini.
    Or...another method (but much more time consuming) is to just redownload everything on your iphone. When you go to download it, hit the "buy" button and when it goes to download a message will pop up that says "You have already downloaded this application. To download again for free, press Okay"