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iOS 4 --> iOS 5 without any backup

post #1 of 9
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I got an iPhone 4 and I just noticed iOs 5 was out.
The thing is, I did reinstall windows a few times since the last update I did on my phone which means installing iOs 5 require me to delete everything on my phone.

Is there a way to access pictures, videos, music and my apps from a desktop ?
Any sotfware that would let me extract all those files ?
post #2 of 9
Apps are saved to your Apple account, so no worry there.
For music, and videos, there is a program for that, can't remember the name off hand.
For pics, just hook your phone up to a computer and copy the pics over.
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Backup your aps using itunes. You actually back them up to your itunes account. Same with itunes music. Everything pretty much sincs from itunes, which is the only thing i dislike about my iphone. I hate itunes. I pref WMA, as I have nearly 300gb of music backed up in that format already. But, I digress. You can also access your iphone as a storage device on windows and copy/paste to another folder. You shouldn't lose any contacts or texts.
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Great, thanks both of you !
I've got a few movies and a few songs in there, which only 4 of all 2k songs were bought via itunes.
Will iTune allow me to sync what I currently have on my iPhone on my PC ?
I remember iTunes being stupid forcing you to do all or nothing, so by syncing my phone, I will have all the songs, videos, pictures and text/contact on my iTunes ?
Sorry I just don't want to lose everything ^^
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OK, Sharepod is what I used to get all my music and movies off my iPod Touch before I updated it.

And I thought if you synched with a new computer your music and movies were wiped out?
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OK, Sharepod is what I used to get all my music and movies off my iPod Touch before I updated it.

And I thought if you synched with a new computer your music and movies were wiped out?

Exactly what I don't want, I want to keep those songs and movies ^^
Thanks for the link I'll check it out.

SharePod says it supports itune 10.1-10.2, I hope I can find that version.
EDIT: Sigh we're at 10.5 frown.gif
Any other free music/video extractor ?
post #7 of 9
I have heard media monkey will do it also, but not sure.
As for sharepod, I think it just needs itunes installed for the iPhone drivers to work, I don't think the actual version matters (but could be wrong, won't hurt to try it).
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Edit (answer posted before)
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/12/11 at 12:39pm
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Even if it is outdated ?
I'm at school right now I may not test it until a few hours.
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