2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 18, 2013 2:28 PM by MrElvey
smorano1224 Level 1 (0 points)

So here is the issue.  I had a 32GB iPhone 4S.  It was stolen but I have it backed up on my computer.  I could only afford to replace it with a 16GB iPhone 4S.  When I go to restore my new phone from the backup I get the error message that there isnt enough space on my iPhone to restore the backup.  I understand this because my 32GB was almost full but it was mostly music and pictures.  I dont care about all that I just need everything else.  The contacts, texts, saved app info, email.  All the stuff that doesnt take up much space.  Is there any way this can be done?  I wish it would let you just restore a partial backup.  I am overseas and there are no apple stores where I am.  Thanks.

iPhone 4S, iOS 6.0.1
  • wjosten Level 10 (94,210 points)

    Make a copy of your existing backup & put it in a folder on your desktop for safe keeping. Then get this:




    Edit your existing backup & see if you can then restore such to your new phone. Be careful, one screw-up & you'll render the entire backup unusable...that's why you make a copy first.


    Good luck.

  • MrElvey Level 1 (25 points)



    Useful info, but note: the software is trialware, $30-35, refundable.  I'm considering it. 



    Also, someone on download.com said it came w/malware.  I've contacted the author and am holding off on installing it.  It's a signed app, so I'd be surprised if it's true.