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Recover iPhone Data from Time Machine
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NDBounce
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Jul 21, 2009, 11:24 AM
 
I think I did something stupid yesterday, and am hoping someone may be able to help me.

I had some notes on my iPhone, and did a reinstall of the OS 3.0 and set it up as a new phone, so those notes are now gone.

I am hoping they are somewhere in a Time Machine Backup (form the backups that iTunes performed prior to my stupid action), can someone tell me if there is a way to get the data from a time machine backup back onto my iPhone?

Thank you,

O
B unce!
     
Laminar
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Jul 21, 2009, 11:29 AM
 
Mission TUAWpossible: Back up your iPhone with Time Machine

Time Machine doesn't automagically back up iPhone data. iPhone backups are stored in your home folder in Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup. The folders in that directory store backup data and their manifests for each iPhone or iPod synced to your Macintosh.

Time Machine's standard exclusions property list specifically tells TM not to back up those folders. Barney, tell us more about the iPhone backup scheme.
     
NDBounce  (op)
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Jul 21, 2009, 12:00 PM
 
I found the answer to my own question here:

Access iPhone Backup, recover files from iPhone backup

I am posting this to help anyone else in the future.
     
kylef
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Jul 22, 2009, 05:55 AM
 
Thanks for the link. FYI - iPhone notes are stored in Mail.
     
   
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