I plugged my iPhone into my computer last night and opened up iTunes. It said I needed to sync and download the latest version. I clicked ok. After all was done my iPhone has been set back to Decemeber.

Therefore all my photos since December are gone. All my contacts - gone! All my conversations on Messages and WhatsApp - gone!! This is a major issue as my iPhone is part of my work scheduling.

What has happened? Can anyone tell me what I can do to get it back?
Also why did it do this?

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If you've backed up recently, you might want to do a full restore, which will wipe your iPhone clean and reinstall iOS. After it's done that, it will offer to restore from a backup, reinstalling all apps, calendars, email accounts, etc. enter image description here



I lost my photos during syncing, and the only way I got them back was using iSpirit. It's a nifty piece of Windows-only software for accessing iPad/iPhone as if was a data storage. I am quite sure it wouldn't have been deleted, just browse through and you'll find it. Good luck.

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    Welcome to Ask Different! Thanks for your answer! Can you please add a link to the software you mention in your answer? It is always helpful to add a link to help the OP to find the right software. Thank you
    – daviesgeek
    Jul 1, 2012 at 6:22

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