iPhone backup

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jwill901, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. jwill901 macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2012
    So I recently backed up my old 3G, good thing I did because it died today. So now I have a 4S. Well I went to restore from the old backup but the only one in there was an old backup. Good thing I thought this would happen so I copied the backup from the mobilesync folder.

    Well after replacing the old backup with the one I did last night, iTunes still doesn't recognize it in there. I thought maybe it was just acting funny so I restored it, but it's definitely pulling from an old backup instead of the new one.

    So my question is, how can I get iTunes to pull from this new backup I have? I figured it would do it, and I thought I was following all the right steps but once again apple's backup and restore feature fails.

    Anyways, thanks in advance.
  2. hchavarria macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2008
    This happened to me when my iPhone 4S needed a replacement due to a cracked screen, I eventually realized that the phone was not upto date and once I updated to the newest iOS version all my new backups were available for me to restore from.

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