Moving to new iphone - iTunes won't let me use backup, new contract?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by powerbook911, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    My phone has been changed a couple times now. Usually it has been loaner > refurb or repair, or loaner > new phone.

    However, today I am going new phone -> new phone, and iTunes isn't giving me the option of just restoring my phone, when I insert my old sim card like it did all the other times.

    Is that because this is another new phone, so if I activate it my contract and everything gets renewed 2 years?

    Before, when I inserted the old sim into replacement phone and connected to iTunes, it would just say "new phone," or "replace/restore phone."

    Any ideas? Thanks.
  2. Dixit macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2007
    Ive got the same problem, I restored my iPhone and for some reason when it came back up in iTunes it never asked me to restore the phone from my backup, intead it created a new iPhone called my name iPhone. I can go to iTunes preferences and click on iPhone tab and see the old backup, but no way to use it.

    I found out where the backup was on the machine, I backed that folder up, and did a sync, and it wiped it out. So definetely need to find out how to make iTunes think it is still the old phone.


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