So iTunes "Backs up" my iPhone everytime I sync it, but how do I retrieve it?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iSwitchd, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. iSwitchd macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2007
    Just out of curiosity.

    I know it backs up all the information on my iPhone such as my contacts phone numbers, email addresses, etc.

    But in the event I lose my phone, or upgrade to a new iPhone... what is the process in order to restore or "Retrieve" that backed up information?

    I don't see a folder anywhere on my hard drive about the backup of the phone.. I was just curious. I heard friends saying how it saved them a lot of headache when they bricked their phoens and had to get a new iPhone.

  2. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2006
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    When you plugged in a new phone or a recent restored phone, iTunes will ask if you want to restore from your previous backup or start afresh. Thats how.
  3. D3lta macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2008
    Cupertino, California
    If you restore/get a new iPhone, it'll ask you if you want to set the phone up as new or restore from a previous backup. It'll give you a list of dates & times when backups were made and you can choose from there.

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