Am I Screwed, please help!

Stormus

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Here's the deal, I wanted the new iPhone update. I haven't used iTunes since I reformatted my computer months ago. I re-installed iTunes, plugged my phone in to sync and get update. Now everything, including contacts, apps, etc. all gone.

Am I screwed or is there a way I can recover them?
 

Stormus

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Really, one view? These forums are desolate
 
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Here's the deal, I wanted the new iPhone update. I haven't used iTunes since I reformatted my computer months ago. I re-installed iTunes, plugged my phone in to sync and get update. Now everything, including contacts, apps, etc. all gone.

Am I screwed or is there a way I can recover them?
You reformatted your computer, thereforee, your data was wiped from your old backup. So yes, you are kinda screwed.
 

Stormus

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But shouldn't the iPhone automatically back-up files before an update if something were to go wrong?
 

beatan

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iTunes typically tells you it's backing up. Did you try restoring from last backup?
 

Stormus

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iTunes typically tells you it's backing up. Did you try restoring from last backup?
I didn't have a 'back-up' the computer was reformatted, and I just reinstalled iTunes
 

beatan

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I understand that it was reformatted. Was that reformatting done after you synced with iTunes If so yep your screwed.


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Stormus

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No, the reformatting was done BEFORE I synced with iTunes. So please continue on how you can help me.
 

verwon

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If there was no back up done, then yes, you're screwed.


Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
 

kimo

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If you did not backup your iTunes Media to an external drive then you have wipe all you info on the the computer. If you iPhone when sync to iTunes cleared all the contacts on iPhone after the sync is over then you will have to manually recover them. The apps you have purchased can be recovered in the purchase history. Once you have the new OS5 installed, backup your info to the ICloud. If you have a PC you must also download the ICloud software. This will solve the problem of restoring iTunes. Once you have recovered from the restore backup the iTunes media file for music, movies etc.