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I plugged in my iPhone to attempt to sync so that I could update my software. The sync was not working. I looked up problem on internet and they suggested that I restore the settings on the iPhone. I followed the directions. When I did so the phone rebooted and I lost everything (contacts, calendar, photos). Is there any way to recover this information?

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Have you ever backed up said iPhone? Either via direct cable sync via iTunes or via iCloud? –  Mort Dec 3 '12 at 15:46
no the sync through i tunes only backed up the applications not the contacts or calendar. I did not realize that I needed to do something to make it back up contacts –  Frank Dec 3 '12 at 16:12
Well restoration from a backup is really your only choice. Who is your email provider? If Google there is a chance they would have copies of said contacts. –  Mort Dec 3 '12 at 18:26

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