4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 15, 2012 8:20 AM by randers4
heavy_ Level 1 Level 1

I made a local backup of my iPhone on my computer. After I upgraded to iOS 6, the storage of my iPhone was too small to recover everything. Now I have a backup and an empty iPhone. Can anyone help me?


Thank you


iPhone 4, iOS 6.0.1
  • jmahone Level 2 Level 2

    Im afraid there is no solution for this.


    1. You cant split a backup to recover indivuadual files
    2. Since iOS 6 is nearly 1GB, Your out of look


    Sorry, Good Look

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9

    Please explain your situation further.  It doesn't make sense that your phone is empty and yet you don't have enough space to restore your backup.  What's taking all the space on your phone?

  • heavy_ Level 1 Level 1

    The iOS 6 is taking more space than the iOS 5. Thats why I cannot transfer my backup to my iPhone anymore.

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9

    If you have a 16 GB iPhone 4 with only iOS 6 on it you should still have over 10 GB free, which is more than enough to restore your backup.  If you are saying you don't have enough room to restore you backup your phone can't have an "empty iPhone" as you said above.  Go to Settings>General>Usage and look at the top to see how much free space you have.  What does it say?


    Even if you were out of space, all you have to do is connect your phone to iTunes and delete some things to make room.  For example, to delete your music uncheck Sync Music on the Music tab of your sync settings and sync your phone.