How do iPhone backups work?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mcarnes, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. mcarnes macrumors 68000

    mcarnes

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    So I've noticed that when my iPhone syncs with iTunes, it says "backing up iPhone". Where are these backups kept and can I access them? If my iPhone were stolen, how would I do a restore on a new iPhone?

    The only items on my phone that I would really miss are my Notes, which I now have a lot of. Everything else is synced with my Mac. Short of mailing each note to myself as a backup, is there anyway to access them on my Mac?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Telp macrumors 68040

    Telp

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    Yes you can look at these files. Unfortunatly i dont remember where they are right now (although i am looking). If your phone were stolen and you got a new one, it would ask you (i presume) if you would like to restore from "Your phones' name" Ill respond back if and when i find where the files are held.
     
  3. mcarnes thread starter macrumors 68000

    mcarnes

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    I'd appreciate that. I can't find anything. Spotlight turned up nothing.
     
  4. Mindflux macrumors 68000

    Mindflux

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/3B48b Safari/419.3)

    they just do
     
  5. Telp macrumors 68040

    Telp

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    What kind of answer is that?? Anyway, if your on a mac, go to your username/library/application support/mobilesync/backup :)
     

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