Not Recognizing Backed-UP Data During Restore

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Sticman, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Sticman macrumors member

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    I backed up my iphone 3g data via itunes last night.
    I activated my VZW iphone 4 via itunes today.
    However, I cannot restore last night's back up. It did not give me that option.
    It now only offers to restore data that I backed up this morning, which is the empty iphone 4's data.
    Would very much appreciate help.
    Thx very much.
     
  2. Kadin macrumors 6502a

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    Is it confirmed that a backup from an AT&T phone will in fact restore onto a VZW phone? I wouldn't think so myself...
     
  3. Sticman thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks.
    I actually did this (back-up AT&T; restore to VZW) two days ago on my own phone. Can't get it to work on my wife's.
    So, it actually does work or should anyway.
     
  4. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    I'm not in front of my Mac to check, but I think if you hit Command (or is it Option) when you click the Restore button it'll bring up a list of potential backups. You can then select the correct one.
     
  5. Sticman thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, tried that and the prior back up does not appear.
    Thanks very much.
     
  6. Sticman thread starter macrumors member

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    I resolved this by re-backing up the iphone 3 and then the data was there to restore. Should have thought of this before.
     

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