iTunes can't read iPhone 4 please restore message.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by kduck-99, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. kduck-99 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I recently bought a new MacBook and sold my old laptop, I have all my music and movies backed up on a portable hard drive, and the first time iv connected my iPhone 4 to my MacBook I'm getting a message in iTunes saying that it can't read my iPhone and that I need to restore it to continue, it won't let me back up my iPhone or do anything, on the whole I'm not too worried about restoring it, bcoz I wont lose any of my music or movies, but I will lose all my contacts, messages and apps that I don't have back ups for, so I'm just wondering if anyone has any suggestions before I go ahead and do the restore??

    Many thanks

    K. Duck.
     
  2. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    What did you do with your old iPhone backups? If they're recent enough, you should be able to use them.
     
  3. kduck-99 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't have any old back ups :( they were all on my old laptop which I sold, this is the first time I plugged it into my new mac trying to back it up.
     
  4. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    Really? I guess I'm paranoid. I'd have kept a backup, just in case. Then again, I have backups of my backups and am seriously considering DVD backups of my hd backups.
    D/l something like iPhone explorer and see if you can copy stuff off your phone that way.
     
  5. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    In the future, consider syncing your contacts to gmail, so you have an online source as a backup.
     

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