how to retrieve contacts from backed up 2G iPhone to 3G

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vega07, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    I sold my 2G iphone long ago in preparation for the 3G. I finally got my 3G iPhone but when I plug it into my mac, iTunes does not ask if I want to restore any previous backup. isn't it supposed to?

    if not, is there any way I can retrieve my contacts...? perhaps from delving deep into the backup files and doing something with them?

    any help will be very much appreciated!
     
  2. andyblila macrumors 65816

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    I assume you are using a Mac and syncing with your contacts on it? You should just be able to sync it up and everything will be there. :)
     
  3. vega07 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I don't completely understand what you're saying.

    are you referring to the address book?

    the problem I am having is how to prompt iTunes to ask me if I want to restore using a previous backup. also, I jailbroke my iPhone 2G so I kind of don't want to restore with any of my previous backups.

    basically what I want is to somehow isolate the contacts from the backup files and maybe get them on a word document so I can just re-input my contacts onto my new phone.
     
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  5. Nukey macrumors member

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    Are your contacts on your Mac (computer) or are they only in the backup?
     
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