Why asking me to setup as new or restore?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by lavachickie, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. lavachickie macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2011
    I upgraded to iOS5 a few weeks ago. I have an iPhone and iPad and both were painfully and slowly updated. I admit I haven't synched my iPhone for a while. When I hook it up to synch, it now tells me to "set up my iPhone" and gives me the option of set up as new iphone or restore from backup.

    What? That backup will be over a week old! I have a lot of apps I'm very active with, such as 2Do, etc.

    Why is it asking me this, and what should I do??

  2. wngster macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2011
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    Ignore it thats what i do
  3. lavachickie thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2011
    So much for that.

    And of course when I did that, it wiped all the data on the phone (to do lists, notes, calendar entries for the past two weeks) and overwrote it with the old data.

    Why on earth would it EVER do that? And if it asks again, how do I tell it to essentially take what's on the iPhone and make it the image it's working with?
  4. Nevrsadie macrumors regular


    Oct 31, 2006
    Dark side of the monitor
    I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that your using windows 7, possibly 64 bit. iTunes for windows is garbage, I'm constantly having issues syncing. I recently had this problem with my iPad 2. I connected it and it came up if I wanted to set my iPad as new. I used the google machine and found a fix. With your device plugged in and showing in iTunes, go ahead and his restore, as soon as it starts, unplug your device. When you plug it back in it should recognize it again and not ask to set as new. Hope this helps.

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