HELP!!! I need to restore my phone, don't want to lose anything!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sueperdave, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2011
    #1
    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.
     
  2. macrumors Core

    alphaod

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2008
    Location:
    上海 (Shanghai)
    #2
    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.
     
  3. JMG
    macrumors 6502a

    JMG

    Joined:
    May 4, 2006
    #3
    Yes, sync with iCloud or gmail
    Exchange just to be sure.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2011
    #4
    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.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2011
    #5
    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.
     

Share This Page