iPhone will not restore contacts, photos, etc.

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by ridenourda03, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. ridenourda03 macrumors member


    Oct 12, 2011
    Flathead Valley, Montana
    Updated to iOS 5 tonight on my iPhone 4. When iTunes goes to put all my apps, etc back on my phone, an error message displays and it says that the iTunes Backup is Corrupt for my iPhone... Really hoping there is a way to fix this or get my Contacts, etc back on my phone!! :confused::confused:

  2. greencross macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2011
    I'm having exactly the same problem.

    Would appreciate any help.

    Best regards
  3. doteyes9 macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2007
    Same thing is happening to me, except now my two backups before I upgraded have mysteriously disappeared, and now I have two new backups of the phone after I tried to restore to either of those backups...
  4. greencross macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2011
    So I was doing the same, I even tried using other backups that I had saved on my Time Machine drive, but no luck.

    Whenever iTunes tries to restore the iPhone, it creates another folder on the MobileSync folder under Library/Application Support.

    Weird thing is that on my MacBook the older backups were not deleted!!!

    Try to recover the backups from your Time Machine... but in my case it didnt work also.
  5. Type X macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2010
    Happened to my fiances but not mine, she lost everything BUT luckily she migrates data from her corp so she saved her calendar, contacts & email

    the rest i had to "rebuild" app/music/settings wise

  6. greencross macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2011
    On my case I'm only missing my photos and my contacts so far.

    I got all the apps, but i dont have the Address Book App installed neither..:mad:
  7. wope macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Same here...except I don't even get the corrupt message. iTunes isn't showing any of my most recent backups (not even the one created when iOS5 upgrade starts). Restoring to the most recent one it shows (about a month ago) doesn't restore my apps/photos/etc.

    This sucks.
  8. greencross macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2011
    Anyone could do anything?

    I'm downloading the iOS 5 installation from a direct link to the file, instead from iTunes. Then I'll try to restore the iPhones leaving it as new, then I'll try to recover using a previous backup made some days ago.

    I just hope that the previous backups, (not made with iTunes 10.5) will be compatible with iTunes 10.5 and therefore iOS 5

    I'll keep u posted


    Other way i thought was to revert to iOS 4.3.5 and also downgrade to the previous iTunes, and then use a previous backup file to leave the iPhone as it was before upgrading, then do the whole upgrading to iOS 5 process all over again.

    Please let me know your thoughts :confused:
  9. ridenourda03 thread starter macrumors member


    Oct 12, 2011
    Flathead Valley, Montana

    When i go to check in iTunes the list of Backups, I also show NO backup which I did create before installing iOS 5. Anybody have any idea what to do? I found the Backup on my hard drive, but it does not list it in iTunes!! :confused::confused:
  10. S7A2G6 macrumors member


    Aug 19, 2011
    America (**** Yeah)
    After you get your device up and running. Turn it off. Plug it into your computer to turn it back on, it will do its magic and ur contacts and pics and everything else will be on your phone. It just needs a quick nap.

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