Broken Hearted Son...Help please.

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Boca, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Boca macrumors 6502

    Feb 13, 2008
    All his summer trip pix gone. Here's what he did: Is there any hope of getting them back?

    1. plugged in phone to PC.

    2. opened up iTunes

    3. right-clicked phone in iTunes sidebar

    4. chose to restore from back-up (had not backed up vacation pix)

    5. picked back-up titled iPhone 4

    6. received a pop-up stating that only the contacts, messages, notes, would be affected, and nothing else

    7. phone restored from back-up

    8. when I checked the phone, I had my contacts back from the previous restore, and my current apps, but only 204 of my 550-600 pictures.

    I checked Picasa and there wasn't anything there

    I had iCloud enabled

    I'm not sure if I had iCloud backup enabled.

    Any help, directions to software or experts who can help save his memories would be greatly appreciated.
    thank you.
  2. d21mike macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    Is Photo Stream Turned ON?
    /Settings/iCloud/Photo Stream ON

    If so, then when you take a picture it stores it within Photo Stream.
  3. totzIe macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2012
    I am not sure, but it wont' hurt trying: iTunes makes a backup of the iPhone before each restore. So chances are that just before iTunes restored and wiped the vacation pix, it backed them up creating an additional backup entry.

    Try connecting the iPhone to the same iTunes and restoring it, this time from the very latest backup entry.

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