2286 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 31, 2010 2:08 PM by Allan Sampson
Not sure what you mean by recover email.
iTunes creates a backup for your iPhone which is updated as the first step during the iTunes sync process which includes contacts.
If you haven't synced your iPhone with iTunes again since this happened, don't. You can try restoring your iPhone with iTunes from your iPhone's backup. When selecting Restore, you will be prompted to update your iPhone's backup as the first step which you want to decline or your backup updated with the last sync will be overwritten.
I don't think I have been prompted to backup. It just starts the sync and like you said does a backup before it sync's. It does not give me a chance to sync or not to sync, or backup vs no backup.
Also, is there anyway to stop it from sync'ing when the iphone is connected and then be able to choose what and how it is sync'ed?
You aren't prompted to backup or not backup your iPhone when syncing. This is done automatically by iTunes as the first step during the iTunes sync process when syncing.
You are prompted to update your iPhone's backup when restoring your iPhone with iTunes as the first step and can be declined.
There is a global setting with iTunes to not sync automatically when any iPod or iPhone is connected which is selected at iTunes > Preferences under the Devices tab.
There is one backup with a new backup created when installing a firmware update or when restoring your iPhone with iTunes.
You choose what is synced under the various tabs for your iPhone sync preferences with iTunes.