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iTunes wont backup my iPhone

5350 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 27, 2011 7:13 AM by DevekNL RSS
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Dec 27, 2011 6:55 AM

Hey,

 

I have a problem:

Upon updating my iPhone 4 from 4.3.1 to iOS 5.0.1, itunes wont backup my iPhone. It starts, and when its allmost finished it just says "cant backup iPhone, continue anyway? all data will be lost if you continue.".

I dont want to lose all my apps, contacts, pictures etc. I tried everything; restarting my computer, made sure I got enough free disk space, reinstalled itunes, updated itunes, etc.

 

Can I just continue and restore my iPhone from a self-made backup later?

iPhone 4, Windows 7
  • underdone Level 2 Level 2 (495 points)
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    Dec 27, 2011 6:57 AM (in response to DevekNL)

    Yes you can, plug your iPhone into iTunes, in the left panel right click on your iPhone and create backup. After the backup is complete update your iPhone, when it asks you if you wish to backup your iPhone select know, after the update is complete right click on your iPhone and select restore from backup, select the backup file you just completed.

  • underdone Level 2 Level 2 (495 points)
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    Dec 27, 2011 7:05 AM (in response to DevekNL)

    Yes the backup will contain everything you currently have on your iPhone, my manual backups are always much quicker then creating a backup before an update. If you are still weary and would like to trouble shooting the backup issue here are the steps.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2529

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