Send Itunes backup to Icloud without using Iphone.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by piyusharma, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. piyusharma macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2014
    Guys i need help. A friend had an iphone 4. We took a backup on the itunes. Then we upgraded to IOS 7.1. Now when we try to restore from the backup it gives an error - doesnt even tell us what the error is.

    So now I'm stuck with a restored phone with no data while my backup is in itunes.

    I am wondering if there is a way to send my Itunes backup to Icloud without using the phone. So that i can then restore the phone from the Icloud backup.

    One more question - If i do connect my phone to itunes how can i make sure that the transfer happens from itunes to iphone and not from iphone to itunes(as it might delete my backup also!).

    Any help is appreciated!
  2. Bacong macrumors 68020


    Mar 7, 2009
    Westland, Michigan
    why would you need to restore from a backup if you're just upgrading to 7.1?
  3. piyusharma thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2014
    Because i have already upgraded(from a different itunes) and there was no backup done while upgrading. So phone is empty but i have old backup on different laptop- itunes.
  4. Eau Rouge macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2013
    Are you sure you initially upgraded and not restored? An iOS upgrade should leave the device user data intact. Otherwise, an OTA update would be pointless. Updating through iTunes also creates a backup. Anyway, suppose it's moot now.

    iCloud isn't like dropbox so you can't just send your iTunes generated backups into the cloud. However, If you have access to another phone/device you could try restoring your backup to that phone (but back it up first), generate an icloud backup, restore it back to your original phone, and finally, restore the second phone back to its original state.

    In iTunes, there is an option to disable auto device syncing. That will stop any backups from being created unless you explicitly decide to do so. Just to be safe, you can also manually make a copy of the backup folder somewhere else.
  5. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Without a screenshot or any other description, people can't help you with your vague claim.
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.

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