2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 2, 2009 2:56 AM by Ingo2711
mlabrum Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I transferred some podcasts from iTunes (8.0.2 (20)) to my iPhone (2.2.1 Build 5H11) \[this is on a MacBook Pro running OS X (10.5.6)\] earlier this evening. When it finished that sync/transfer, my iPhone restarted and then restored from whatever iTunes had saved. I now have lost everything from February 23, 2009 until today. I need to know how to undo that restore, or retrieve all of my lost data.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • PinkLouise Level 3 Level 3 (540 points)
    It seems strange that your phone would restore itself. Did you ask iTunes to restore it? When you do a restore iTunes used the last back up that you did. Clearly this was around 23 Feb and there is no way to get back that data unless you have another back up dated after 23 Feb. iTunes usually performs a back up before a restore.
  • Ingo2711 Level 7 Level 7 (20,235 points)
    Did you back up your OSX using Time Machine between Feb. 23 and today? If yes, go back in time and try to restore the folder MobileSync, located in User/Library/Application Support. This folder contains your last iphone backup. After you restored the folder you can use the "old" backup to restore your phone again.

    But:
    "Information you can sync from the computer (e.g., photos, videos, songs) that are not stored in >the back up will need to be resynced. Photos you take with iPhone are included in the backup with >iPhone software 1.1 and later...
    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."

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1766

    Message was edited by: Ingo2711