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  1. mikeydeezy, Mar 19, 2013
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    mikeydeezy macrumors 6502a

    mikeydeezy

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    #1
    My fiancee's iPhone 4 has stopped vibrating. We plan to go to the Apple Store but the thing is she has never done a backup. She's been using her iPhone completely untethered from iTunes.

    Now, when I plug her phone into my Macbook, it gives me the option of setting up as new or restoring from MY backup.

    Is there anyway I can either have iTunes make a backup of her phone onto my computer or better yet leave her info alone?

    Thanks.
     
  2. brettO5 macrumors member

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    #2
    I had a similar issue with an iPad and after speaking to apple they told me that "setting it up as new" wont actually wipe the device. I took the punt and it worked.

    Cheers, Brett
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    #3
    Select setup as new.
    Whatever is on the phone will stay there.
    And after that you can back it up. And then restore from that backup when you get the replacement from Apple.
     
  4. AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    I never knew this was the case.... I never came upon it as an issue but thanks for the heads up just in case.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yep. Happened to me before too.
    Seems like a glitch with iTunes.
    But yes selecting setup as new didn't remove anything from the phone.
     
  6. mikeydeezy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank god...


    I "set up as new" and it didn't touch a thing. Thank God...I would've never heard the end of "...and all my pictures are gone! And texts! You said you knew what you were doing..." :rolleyes:


    Thanks everyone.
     
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