iphone backup/restore issue

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by eighteesix, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. eighteesix macrumors newbie

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    hello--

    ive got an iphone 3G, just updated to 3.1.3. I did a full backup prior to restoring.

    I was under the impression that the iPhone backs up text/SMS messages. However, when I did a restore, none of the messages showed up, even though my contacts did. Also, all my icons are in arranged in the default arrangement--I thought restoring a backup also restored that as well. also none of my recent calls were restored, old contacts i deleted were added, among other issues. Any thoughts or ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. eighteesix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    looks as though for some reason itunes wrote over today's earlier backup that had my texts in it. but the initial backup and restore did not restore that information. and i have no idea why.

    im still very much curious as to why the app icons are being restored to default positions and why long-ago deleted contacts are reappearing. just found out my contacts were NOT restored in the restore process. only after syncing. help anyone?
     

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