Way to get MULTIPLE iphone backups (restore points)
I just figured a simple work around to get multiple restore points for my iphone.
I'm on my 3rd iphone. My itunes keeps 3 backups (the last backup from each specific iphone- apparently it notices a different serial number replacement iphone, and keeps one per serial #.) I had my computer crash yesterday, and my iphone contacts were corrupted. Like in my iphone call log & voicemail suddenly there were lots of phone numbers there instead of people's NAMES from my contacts!. IN contacts, there names were ther, but no phone number! I restarted computer with the intention of accessing a good iphone backup from itunes. I went through restore & everything, but there was not a GOOD backup there. There was a couple months old from my last iphone, and the new corrupted one which got created as soon as I plugged in my corrupted iphone! In other words, As soon as I plugged the iphone in it synced and immediately OVER wrote any good relevant iphone backup with the current corrupted iphone! So, I went to a December backup from my last iphone.
1. You can manually backup anytime from itunes by rt. clicking phone, but it replaces the last backup. Still can only keep ONE!! No solution there.
2. So I plugged my iphone into my wife's computer. Presto. (Don't sync with a new computer!! Just let the iphone be recognized). I right clicked it & it backed up FINE on her computer. That will be my restore point!! I don't know if this requires you to "sign in" to itunes store with same username or not on the 2ndary backup computer.- My wife's computer WAS signed in to my itunes username when I did this backup on her computer.
3. Contacts: Since corrupted contacts during an "iphone-itunes sync & crash" started this whole mess, I'm chaning my contact sync from Outlook to gmail, AND then switching to the brand new "google sync" (feb 09). I've read all the info I can find and this will work better for me than outlook!
4. I guess I should periodically export a "restore point" of contacts from my gmail contacts just in case a future iphone file problem transfers into gmail contacts.