What happens if your computer HDD dies?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by JSmiddy, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. JSmiddy macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2010
    Hi all,
    my hard drive recently died. I'm worried that plugging my iPhone into my computer will wipe the information I have from it.

    Is there any way I can keep all the data (music, photos, notes, apps, etc) that are currently on my iPhone and sync it to my new computer HDD?

    Any help would be much appreciated!
  2. segers909 macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2009
    You can always make a backup of your iPhone on any computer. A backup contains everything except apps, music and video. To make a backup, simpily connect it to a computer, open iTunes, right click on the iPhone name and select backup. If you want to get your music off your device, there are special applications for that, which you can find here. With apps, I just recommend you write down their names and download them again afterwards, if you bought them you won't have to pay again since it's linked to your iTunes account.
  3. microcolt macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2010
    Behind You
  4. JSmiddy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2010
    Thanks so much for the help, Segers and Microcolt!
    I was so worried everything would be lost!

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