iPhone 4 Backup overwritten when exchanging phone

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

  1. colinco macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2010
    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


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    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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