Resolved How to restore iPhone 4S from backup on windows?

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  1. sviato, Nov 22, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2011

    sviato macrumors 68020

    sviato

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    So I just traded my bold 9900 for a new iPhone 4S (thank god I got rid of that bb) and I'm setting it up through iTunes right now.

    I had an iPhone 4 a couple of months ago that I backed up knowing I'd probably have another iPhone in the future. Well now I first set up the 4S as a new phone (heard it was recommended to do this first) and now I want to restore from backup but am now exactly sure how.

    I'm on Windows XP btw, and I shift clicked Restore and went through My Computer-> C: Drive -> Documents and Settings -> <My name> -> Application Data -> Apple Computer -> Mobile Sync -> Backup

    Then there's 3 folders with names with a bunch of random letters and numbers which I assumed were folders with the backups but there's nothing in them.

    Any idea what to do next?
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    The steps you are using are for restoring the operating system, which is a separate function from restoring from a backup.

    To restore from backp, right-click on your iPhone icon, and select "restore from backup" from the popup menu.
     
  3. sviato thread starter macrumors 68020

    sviato

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    Wow that's much easier than what I was trying to do. Thank a lot!
     
  4. kimayharden macrumors newbie

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    First, backup your iPhone (right click on your iPhone under devices and click Back Up). To restore from a backup, right click on your iPhone under Devices in iTunes and click Restore from Backup. You can then choose which iPhone backup you want to restore from.
    Hope this helps.
     

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