1983 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 23, 2010 8:07 AM by Ingo2711
Welcome to the discussions,
here's how to back up manually to save your data:
Set up your iTunes account and authorize your computer, disable autosync in itunes, connect your phone, right click on it in the device list and choose backup.
This will save data, pictures taken with the phone and settings to itunes. See what's included in this backup here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1766
Transfer your purchases the same way, choosing "transfer purchases this time, to copy all apps and bought media from the Store to your computer.
Set up at least one contact and event on your computer to be able the merge your calendars and contacts after your phone got wiped during the first sync.
The rest of the data can be restored from the backup you made.
Apps can be downloaded again for free, http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2519