iPhone 5 wont restore from iPhone 4S backup! Help!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by snakesayan, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. snakesayan macrumors member

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    #1
    Just as the title says, when i tried to restore from a previous backup a pop up came up and says "iTunes could not back up the iPhone because the iPhone refused the request."
     
  2. snakesayan thread starter macrumors member

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  3. brand macrumors 601

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    #3
    What sucks is that you bumped your post.

    Set it up as a new phone. Problem solved.
     
  4. dotme macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    First make sure you create a full, special backup of your 4S. I've learned that the hard way and ended up going to tape for a file.

    Your iPhone 5 may be refusing a backup, but that's not what you're trying to do. If it's being difficult, erase all content and settings, set it up on-screen, then plug it into iTunes. When asked, restore from backup and hopefully you'll be good to go.
     

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