Retrieving contacts from lost iphone via itunes to new phone.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by aapaul, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. aapaul macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I've lost my old iPhone3GS in a taxi. It had 10 years worth of contacts. I'd previously synced the phone to iTunes in the past but couldn't find the contacts there.
    I've just bought a 4S and attached it to my Mac, hoping it would sync to iTunes and restore all my contacts that I used to have.
    Unfortunately this did not work. It just added some random details from my email account but not the 100's of numbers I had on my old phone.

    If anyone could help, I would be immensely grateful.

    Thanks
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    You need to restore from a backup from the old phone.
     
  3. aapaul thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your reply. Can I find the backup without having the old phone? If so, how do I do it?
     

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