1. Raeki's Avatar
    I know that it makes both places the same... but as both copies were originally different, which copy does it save? for example, I have a file called "hi.doc" which is on two computers, and it represents my contacts. One will represent the iPod and one will represent iTunes. The file on each computer is slightlely different; from which computer will the sync take the file to rewrite on the other computer?
    02-24-2010 10:40 PM
  2. Alli's Avatar
    It will combine them so that they are the same, keeping the newest data from whichever source is newest.
    02-25-2010 07:06 AM
  3. Raeki's Avatar
    okay so it also remembers the date?

    what is the point of backing up? Is the only benefit being able to have multiple copies?
    02-25-2010 07:39 PM
  4. Alli's Avatar
    On the iPhone there is no point. The concept of backing up on the iPhone is totally different than on a pc, a Mac, a WinPho, or anything else. You have no control over it, and you can't choose what to restore TO.
    02-25-2010 09:12 PM
  5. Raeki's Avatar
    So to clarify: If I want to keep my contacts, calender, notes, and songs, I:

    1. Plug my iPhone into iTunes 9.0.3
    2. Only click "Sync"
    3. Restore it to OS 3.1.2
    4. Sync it again
    02-25-2010 11:21 PM
  6. Raeki's Avatar
    Okay wait my new question is:

    What is the safest way to save my contacts?
    02-26-2010 02:32 PM
  7. big9erfan's Avatar
    Sync with Outlook or a cloud system like MobileMe or Google.
    02-26-2010 02:44 PM
  8. Raeki's Avatar
    Hmm, now I'm having troubles backing up; The backup folder is stuck at 7409 files :S
    02-26-2010 02:46 PM
  9. Raeki's Avatar
    Nevermind its back syncing again.

    However, Will iTunes and Outlook automatically take the contacts in my iPhone and put them into Outlook, and then sync it back into my iPhone after I restore it and sync the second time? How does iTunes know when to sync the contacts from my iPhone or to my iPhone?
    02-26-2010 03:21 PM
  10. Raeki's Avatar
    I have successfully backed up my contacts and etc., however now I have yet another problem

    I get a strange error message that I can't find help for; It is error message 3194. After the "Verify with Apple" thing, it says there was an error and it says "The iPhone "iPhone" could not be restored. This device isn't eligible for the requested build." It is 3.12 and I have checked that it is the correct version (like for my iPhone). Please help I can't find it anywhere else
    Last edited by Raeki; 02-26-2010 at 04:28 PM. Reason: forgot to insert error message
    02-26-2010 04:25 PM
  11. Bella's Avatar
    HELP!!! my iphone won't pass the apple screen. I have pressed the home key and the power button at the sametime and nothing! it won't pass the apple screen
    02-28-2010 03:25 PM
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