12 Replies Latest reply: Nov 18, 2012 5:47 AM by JMark235
Kmm94 Level 1 (0 points)

and I unfortunately can't remember the passcode at all in order to back it up. I know I have to restore it but I don't want to lose any of my recent photos, any of my text messages etc. Is there any other way?  HELP.


iPhone 4S
  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,032 points)

    No

     

    Sorry

     

    You will lose anything that is not backed up

  • Janiswendy Level 1 (0 points)

    I did the same thing. No recovery, had to go to apple store and upgrade to IOS 6.1.0 and its really bad. Can't go back to the original. I'm sorry I bought this phone.

  • Janiswendy Level 1 (0 points)

    We had planned on iPad for our kids for Christmas and due to this problem and the poor reviews and poor customer service we will not be purchasing the three iPads.

  • diesel vdub Level 7 (21,995 points)

    There is no reason to go to an Apple store to restore it, simply connect it to your computer.

    Whether you buy your kids iPads or not is irrelevant, no one here cares.

    I personally have not seen a single poor review... they all rave about the iPad.

     

     

    The only person you have to blame for locking yourself out of your iDevice is yourself.  Trying to force that blame upon someone else or a corporation is the height of stupidity.

  • Janiswendy Level 1 (0 points)

    I did not blame anyone for the lockout. And yes, my Mac was not able to restore as it was purchased in 2009, so I HAD to go to genus bar for update. I am seeing many flaws and slow uploads and non google map app problems. These are things that Apple should address. So Mr Vdub, research before you reply.

  • gdgmacguy Level 7 (20,535 points)

    Maybe you should get a different phone, Janiswendy, if you are so unhappy.  Then you can troll some other support forums.

  • Janiswendy Level 1 (0 points)

    Maybe you should stop being such a harsh nowitall. Possibly Apple should be listening to consumers. But hey, thanks for you not so valuable input.

  • gdgmacguy Level 7 (20,535 points)

    I think Apple's doing just fine.

  • Janiswendy Level 1 (0 points)

    Then clearly you don't need this support forum as I do. Go away so questions can be answered with intelligence and not ridiculed with sarcasm.

  • Janiswendy Level 1 (0 points)

    I answered the post as I had the same experience. The fact that it was not satisfactory does not make me a TROLL. I merely want to share it and possibly get some fixes. You, sir, are not helpful. If you don't have an intelligent answer or experience with the problem the perhaps you should be playing with your perfectly working apps.

  • diesel vdub Level 7 (21,995 points)

    Seems you have some serious anger issues... maybe it's time to seek professional help to address them.

  • JMark235 Level 1 (10 points)

    If you had iCloud backups turned on then you can retrieve at least some of your content after you restore the phone. You can logon to icloud.com with your AppleID to see what, if any, content was backed up to iCloud.