iPhone 4 Backup overwritten when exchanging phone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by colinco, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. colinco macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,
    There seems to be a monumental flaw in Apple's backup procedure for the iPhone 4. I hope there is a simple solution.

    I dropped my iPhone 4 in the sink. Wasn't working properly but did manage to get a backup out of it. Took it to Apple store today where they exchanged it for a fee.

    Got home, set up new iPhone and went to restore from backup and its gone! Been overwritten by a backup 5 minutes ago of this new BLANK iPhone.

    Seems madness, surely I should be asked to delete/overwrite an old backup?

    Lost all my SMS, camera roll etc.

    Is there any way for restoring this old backup (from yesterday!)? I'm a PC

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    No, there’s no way, if you overwrote the backup. I always “backup” my backup to a safe place just because of this new way of backing up the iPhone.
     

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