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ovkorrse 04-19-2011 03:59 PM

iTunes took my iPhone data
i recently plugged my iPhone into my iMac and i got an error message like 'iTunes could not read my device' or something akin. i did a restore like it asked and now ALL of my phone's data has went missing. Numbers, Notes, Apps...everything.
i've tried to restore purchases etc within iTunes, to no avail.
is there anything i can do?

Raz0rEdge 04-19-2011 04:29 PM

When doing a restore it tries to use a backup to get your old content/data back in place, if there was no backup image then the restore will get you just a pristine clean iPhone..


Buzzard2010 04-19-2011 05:04 PM

Seconded, the restore function acts a little like a Factory Reset, except you can usually then restore to a backup you have made of your iPhone/ iPod/ iPad. If there has been no backup made by yourself through iTunes then unfortunately it would seem your data is lost forever. As for repeat downloads for purchased items, iTunes generally doesn't support this (they state for piracy reasons) although if reports are to be believed, they may just change this soon.

Hope this helps

- Simon

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