Backups Not Working...?

jburke82

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It seems every time I backup my phone on itunes, and then try to restore a phone from that backup, I am never able to find that backup...like it wasn't actually saved. I had an iphone 4 that I backed up in twice in July before I started using a different phone (windows phone...long story), and now I have a 4s. When I plugged the 4s into itunes and tried to restore from a backup, my most recent backups are no where to be found.

Am I doing something wrong here?! Any ideas or thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
 

iDonev

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In iTunes, go to Preferences and switch to the devices tab. You can see all your backups there.

Also are you certain you were doing full backups? If you didn't back up the iPhone 4 properly, you shouldn't be surprised by incomplete backups.
 

jburke82

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I have been doing backups the same way since 2008, and it seems like recently they havent been working for me. Maybe something is different and I am doing it wrong...?? I have no clue. In iTunes, I have always just right-clicked on my phone in the list onthe left hand side and selected "Back Up". Its worked before, but not since my iPhone 4 before this new one.

My back up list has back ups saved from 2008 on, but nothing from my last phone.
 

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