iphone 3G into the wash, how to recover

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by merlyn412, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. merlyn412 macrumors member

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    #1
    Well, I've finally stopped my crying. My wife threw my jeans into the wash. Unfortunately, my iPhone was in the pocket.

    PSA for you guys - the iphone (3G 16gig) will not survive a normal wash cycle ;).

    So with my phone dead, and my service provider wanting to charge me $680+ for a replacement, i found a friend that will sell me his (3G 8gig) for a reasonable price.

    I did backups of my iPhone thru itunes on my mac. When my new phone arrives in the mail, how will i 'restore' my old contacts, songs, apps, ect...?

    Stay classy people - and remember to check your pockets before you do the wash!


    Cheers.
     
  2. skye12 macrumors 65816

    skye12

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    #2
    She shoulda checked your pockets. I'd go out and buy a new 52" HD LCD tv
    just to show her! Why can't women just leave your clothes on the floor?
     
  3. jlake02 macrumors 68020

    jlake02

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    #3
    It's pretty easy.. just sync your stuff on the new phone. Might want to restore first if he has his files on there.
     
  4. joseluis.17 macrumors regular

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    monterrey, mexico
    #4
    when you conect your new iphone do not click on set as a new iphone, click on restore from backup an then all your contacts, videos and even your settings will be just like your wet iphone :D
     

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