Updated iOS 5 using new MacBook on iPhone 4!

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by nickgriff, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. nickgriff macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2012
    Ive had a MacBook as my laptop broke. So set it all up
    & decided to plug my iPhone 4 in for iOS 5 update. The following is what I done:
    1. Backed up my iPhone to iTunes before going out. Took ages!!!!
    2. Started to download iOS 5 to iTunes & went out.
    3. Next morning updated iOS 5 to my iPhone 4
    4. Restored my phone
    Conclusion :
    Phone has only some of my apps (most recent arent there), all of my photos, videos,
    texts, call history, notes, bookmarks. But no contacts!!! So basically my phone is exactly
    the same apart from no contacts & half apps missing.
    Can someone explain what is going on??
    The texts & phone history dont show no names just numbers as if I never had contacts.
    Seen a lot of people mention check iCloud settings etc. Am I not right in saying I didn't have
    iCloud until I updated to ios 5??
    This is very frustrated please someone with knowledge & know apples complications (which is
    everything) reply with their views on this.
  2. Krevnik macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2003
    Backups don't contain the following:

    - Data associated with an email account (this includes calendar/notes/e-mails/contacts that are synced with the server).
    - Apps themselves (just the data in their sandbox).
    - Music/Video (and photos not in your Camera Roll).

    So when you restore a phone, you have to let it re-sync your apps/media to it. That explains your 'half-missing apps'. You should be able to finish syncing the apps and the data for them will be there when they are copied over or downloaded.

    For contacts, did you use something like, GMail, MobileMe, or an Exchange account to sync contacts with 4.x? If that is the case, you will need to add that account again (if it isn't there already) and let it sync your contacts back down.

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