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sanjaypathak Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 1, 2012 8:15 AM

How to restore Phone without losing data

iPhone 3GS
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)
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    Sep 1, 2012 8:18 AM (in response to sanjaypathak)

    No data should be lost when restoring an iPhone - not unless there is a problem with the iPhone's backup.

     

    All iTunes content on the iPhone - all music, tones, movies, tv shows, audio and print books, and apps should be in your iTunes library on your computer.

     

    All photos transferred from your computer via the iTunes sync process should remain on your computer.

     

    Photos/videos in the iPhone's Camera Roll can and should be imported by your computer as with any other digital camera - especially before restoring an iPhone.

     

    Contacts, calendar events, notes, and Safari bookmarks can be synced with supported applications on your computer.

  • amosberton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 8, 2013 4:20 AM (in response to sanjaypathak)

    Do you have iCloud? What iPhone isit, if you restore it and then when the screen comes up you can chose to restore via iCloud and the last time it synced, iCloud syncs automatically so you should have the data backed up. And even if it didn't sync last time it can't have been that long before that it synced. You'll at the least get back most of your data even if you can't restore via iCloud.

     

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  • coracool Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 8, 2013 2:04 AM (in response to sanjaypathak)

    When you make backup, right click your iPhone in your iTunes' sidebar, then select "Restore from Backup". iTunes should ask you now what backup you want to restore from, just select the latest one (should be preselected) and it should start to recover lost data from iPhone.

  • Angelaa Miller Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 23, 2013 10:45 PM (in response to sanjaypathak)

    You can use a third-party program-iPhone Data Recovery.

     

    It provides you with two recovery modes: To directly scan iPhone for lost contacts and to recover from iTunes backup file.

     

    You can choose the recovery mode that you like and perform it.

     

    You can also read the detail instruction on how to restore iPhone 3GS lost contacts here.

  • miekery Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 2, 2014 6:10 PM (in response to amosberton)

    amosberton wrote:

     

    Do you have iCloud? What iPhone isit, if you restore it and then when the screen comes up you can chose to restore via iCloud and the last time it synced, iCloud syncs automatically so you should have the data backed up. And even if it didn't sync last time it can't have been that long before that it synced. You'll at the least get back most of your data even if you can't restore via iCloud.

    As long as you don’t disable the automatic sync option in iTunes, it will automatically generate a backup for your iOS device when you plug your device into your Mac or PC, and the backup file updates along with your every sync. So it is certainly sure and easy to recover lost data from iPhone. That is, you can recover your iPhone/iPad/iPod data from the recent iTunes backup whenever the data is missing.

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)
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    Mar 2, 2014 6:13 PM (in response to miekery)

    Not if you have automatically back up with iCloud enabled instead.

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