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Old Jun 28, 2012, 09:38 PM   #1
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HELP!!! I need to restore my phone, don't want to lose anything!

I am having trouble with the phone and need to do a restore.
How to I ensure that all my contacts and pictures are not lost.
I have done a backup on my laptop but how do I confirm that those items are indeed on my laptop.
The only thing I can physically see is all my apps.
I am very concerned with:
contacts
pics
calender

Thanks.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 09:52 PM   #2
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If you make a backup on iTunes, and later restore it from backup, it will retain your information.

Of course the issue is you are restoring because you have a software bug, then restoring it from backup may re-instroduce said bugs.

If you are not going to restore from backup, you can sync your contacts and calendar to iCloud. Then perhaps transfer your photos to your computer.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 10:24 PM   #3
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Yes, sync with iCloud or gmail
Exchange just to be sure.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 10:36 PM   #4
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If you make a backup on iTunes, and later restore it from backup, it will retain your information.

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This is exactly what I intend to do.
I just wish I could 'see' the backed up info somewhere as I am petrified that I am going to lose something.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 10:49 PM   #5
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Yes, sync with iCloud or gmail
Exchange just to be sure.
I don't have gmail but I have synced with icloud.
The phone says I have synced with I cloud, but I do not see how that is possible as I only have the free 5 gig and my phone has at least 10 of memory used up with apps and photos.
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