itunes backup is done when setting up new device

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by itai, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. itai macrumors member

    May 17, 2011
    I am having this problem: my iphone 4 is getting super slow, so i figured i'd erase it and start a fresh install (installing everything from scratch basically). Before doing so, I backed it up, just in case i would want to go back, however, when i first connected it to itunes after erasing it, i selected the option to set it up as a new device, giving it (naively i guess) a different name from the old backup. Now, it looks like my old backup was completely deleted, and overridden by the new one. I am so frustrated about that and was wondering if someone had a rescue plan (though i doubt it - under the mobilesync folder this backup no longer exists).

    A big prize to whomever comes up with a creative solution that will enable me to recover all my SMSs/Photos/recent calls, etc.

  2. roblawton macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2007
    Preston, UK
    Hmmm... If it isn't in the MobileSync/Backup folder in your Library Folder, I think it may have gone...

    The only thing I could recommend is if you've got a backup on iCloud before you restored your iPhone.

    You can then restore from iCloud and backup to iTunes again... Hopefully saving your SMS and other data!

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