File Recovery

Npalettas

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Can someone tell me where to find information about iTunes ability to backup files on my iPhone? what files get backed up? how can i recover them? i restored my iphone to try to fix some battery issues and all my data was lost. Nothing seemed to be recovered from previous syncs. any ideas?
 

siurpeeman

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i restored from a backup a couple weeks ago out of curiosity. i found it funny, because it looked like none of it was backed up. none of my settings, email, text messages or pictures (from the camera roll). it was a bit upsetting.
 

Npalettas

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Thats what i have found from my experience. My text messages did seem to come through, but they're about all that was restored. I lost my pictures, and all my other data had to be added again.
 

Roy Hobbs

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Why would the backup store pics, email (if using IMAP), contacts and "other data" all of these can be recoverd by resynching.

I think backup is only for settings, text messages and such
 

Npalettas

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i had heard the your current roll was stored as well as you new bookmarks, clocks, weather citys, etc. None of which were restored for me.
 

siurpeeman

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Why would the backup store pics, email (if using IMAP), contacts and "other data" all of these can be recoverd by resynching.

I think backup is only for settings, text messages and such
sent mail, for instance, wouldn't be synced with itunes, and it'd be nice to have on the backup.

*edit*
update: i decided to restore again, and it saved almost everything (still didn't save sent email). the only things i had to do over were email and wifi passwords and youtube bookmarks. everything else was kept the same.