Recovering data from dead iPhone 4

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by michael180, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. michael180

    michael180 Zealot

    My iPhone 4 went completely dead yesterday. It wouldn't take a charge, nothing it just died. I took it to the Apple store and they pronounced it dead. I had recently backed it up when I installed iOS5. My question is, is it possible to recover the photos and videos that resided on it. And does anybody know where the backed up files reside? I'm eligible for an upgrade Nov 11.

    Any suggestions?
  2. iphonewarrior

    iphonewarrior Moderator

    Did you use iCloud? You're pictures should be backed up on the cloud.
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  4. Bitewound

    Bitewound Evangelist

    You should be able to restore the new phone from your last backup on iTunes
  5. michael180

    michael180 Zealot

    Even with a "new phone"?
  6. michael180

    michael180 Zealot

    I can't remember?
  7. Bitewound

    Bitewound Evangelist

    Yes, even with a new phone. I usually always restore new phones from my backups. I didn't this time but I did have the option. When you plug it in, it will ask you if you want to restore from a backup.
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  8. michael180

    michael180 Zealot

    Sounds good. I am wondering though, where does the backup information live.

    Thanks
  9. iphonewarrior

    iphonewarrior Moderator

    Yes, even with a new phone. Connect the new phone to iTunes. Right-click on the device in the left-hand column of iTunes and select restore from backup.
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  10. Bitewound

    Bitewound Evangelist

    Well before iCloud it lived in your Library if I'm not mistaken, now I think it depends on whether you back up to your computer or iCloud . If I'm wrong someone will correct me lol
  11. michael180

    michael180 Zealot

    Thanks all . . .
  12. iphonewarrior

    iphonewarrior Moderator

    Yep, you're right. You have to choose whether you want to backup to the cloud or to your computer. I've picked the cloud. It's safer :p
  13. iphonewarrior

    iphonewarrior Moderator

    You're welcome :)
  14. Bitewound

    Bitewound Evangelist

    I've picked the cloud too and external hard drive and time machine lol You can never have enough backups of all your crap :D
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  15. iphonewarrior

    iphonewarrior Moderator

    I feel exactly the same, the cloud is a good place to keep your data safely and easily. I also use a 1TB HD for my TimeMachine backups. I'll be moving my TM to a 2TB HD soon, though as I'm running out of space.

    The last couple of weeks I've finally managed to put all my photo's and music and film collection into one place (only because I bought an ATV2). It's much easier now... just need more space.
  16. Lon

    Lon Evangelist

    Though since the OP was previously using iPhone 4, the current backup to restore from will still be in iTunes.
  17. Bitewound

    Bitewound Evangelist

    My EHD is 1TB too - wonder when I'll run out of space lol
  18. Bitewound

    Bitewound Evangelist

    Even if he upgraded to iOS 5? My brother still has a 4 and he can backup to the cloud- well actually I have to do all that stuff for him lol
  19. Lon

    Lon Evangelist

    He could have but it just didn't sound like it to me. ;)
  20. Bitewound

    Bitewound Evangelist

    Well I agree the the OP probably isn't using the cloud, I thought you were saying that if you were using iphone 4 you didn't have the option. My mistake ;)
  21. PDACPA

    PDACPA Member

    Only 1000 photos will be in photostream.

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