Restoring iPhone contacts after backup mishap
January 8, 2011 12:24 PM Subscribe
Can my friend restore her iPhone contacts, after mistakenly syncing with the wrong iTunes backup?
posted by Silky Slim to computers & internet (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My friend asks:
"I got my new iphone 4. All my contacts were moved to my new phone by the guys at the shop where I got my phone. When I got home I hooked it up to my PC, but the itunes synched my phone with my husband's phone. Now I have all his contacts on my phone and none of mine. I tried to restore to the previous backup, but after about two minutes of synching an error message came up: "iTunes could not restore the iPhone "Yair's iphone" because an error occurred", and my phone restarts. I tried restoring my contacts from the SIM card, but nothing happens. Any ideas how can I find my original back up and restore the hundreds of contacts I erased?"
To clarify - Previous to the update, they both had iPhones, but the wife never synced hers. After getting the new iPhone, she inadvertently synced and got his contacts. Are her old contacts still stored anywhere? Thanks.