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

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    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.

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  2. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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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