Wiped my wife's phone

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by lost1969hippie, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. lost1969hippie macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2012
    I now know why my kids always plug their phones into their computers-for back up. My wife and I bought these back in may and just added music and that was the last time either of us plugged into Itunes. My update went off without a flaw aside from the youtube thing which I agree the new one is way better. Her's wiped everything, prom pics, grad pics, contacts, music and apps. I was able to restore it to factory settings and then do the only back up we had from may 27th. Is there a possibility, like in a hard drive of a pc that this stuff is still somewhere in the phone? I am just starting to learn this phone more so since 5 am this morning when we discovered this issue. Any ideas would help and yes, we will back them up weekly from now on! Thank you.
  2. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    Assuming you have iCloud turned on, it should have more recent back up, plus last 1000 photos (not video).
  3. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
    Guess who's sleepin on the couch tonight! :p

    I kid. But to answer your questions, unless the photos were exported using iPhoto or a similar Windows program, they're gone. Were they all on the Camera Roll? Contacts would be backup on iCloud. Music bought from iTunes can be re downloaded or have to be re added through syncing with the computer. Music that wasn't bought from iTunes will have to be added through pc syncing. Same with the apps.
  4. Nyy8 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2011
    New England
    Well, Unless you have an icloud backup or the pics are on your computer somewhere saved, your screwed. End of Story.
  5. cruisencode macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Am I the only one that read this incorrectly the first time? :D
  6. JRoDDz macrumors 68000


    Jul 2, 2009
    Looks like they are gone. You should always backup by connecting to iTunes before any iOS update.
  7. lost1969hippie thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2012
    kids helped her when we first got them, they did something with icloud but it hasn't helped yet, will check that tonight. No it wasn't porn pics lol:D I guess we are screwed. Just know now it will be backed up, thank you for all the help.
  8. Squid7085 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    Pretty sure iTunes even ASK's "Are you sure you don't want to back up?" ;)

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