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

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

  1. sueperdave macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2011
    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:

  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    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


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

    Nov 10, 2011
    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. sueperdave thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2011
    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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