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I got a new iphone and wasn't ready to transfer data from the old one yet (lots of photos I wanted to get off it), so I began using the new phone - taking pics etc. When I got ready to transfer the info off of the old phone, I backed it up and then restored the new phone to backup. My question is - is all the data that was on the new phone (none of it backed up to icloud or itunes of course) overwritten and therefore completely irretrievable even by a data recovery program? That's my assumption. Just confirming.

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Yes. When an iOS device is restored from a backup, everything that was on the device before the restore is removed from the device.

  • But if your pictures, contacts, calendar, notes, reminders, keychain and iCloud-drive are synced in iCloud, it will resync after you've restored the local backup. – EDP Oct 21 '15 at 5:34

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