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Can I restore my iPhone without losing priceless pictures on

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Can I restore my iPhone without losing priceless pictures on it?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Cell Phones
Expert:  Josh replied 4 years ago.
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Are you trying to factory restore your iPhone? Please explain your issue in more detail
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
It is demanding that I do a restore through iTunes
Expert:  Josh replied 4 years ago.
If you see this message:

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Select 'Set up as new phone' and press Continue

The sentence is misleading and will just allow you to rename the iPhone
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
The pictures are on a friends phone and they are of her son who just tragically died. I CAN'T lose her pics. For a big tip or an extra charge would you call me and walk me throughe it?
Expert:  Josh replied 4 years ago.
Hi John,

I cannot call you but I have given you the quick steps to get around that message.

Please select the option 'Set up as new phone' - It will not erase any pictures. The verbage by Apple is very poor and does not actually set up the phone as brand new.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
When the iPhone is turned on the only thing that appears on the screen is a USB cable pic leading to the iTunes icon. When I connect the phone to iTunes on the computer, it recognizes it as a phone in the middle of restoration. If I say continue with restoration it warns me that all my data will be lost
Expert:  Josh replied 4 years ago.
Just to confirm - You cannot use the phone at all to call out, etc?

Did anything recently happen to the phone?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Correct. No. Nothing happened to the phone. The message just appeared.
Expert:  Josh replied 4 years ago.
Did she recently upgrade to OS5?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I think that is what I am being asked to do. I do not believe the os was recently updated
Expert:  Josh replied 4 years ago.
John,

Can you confirm with the other person if they upgraded to OS5 or recently allowed an update?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
She is confident that she has not made any upgrades recently.
Expert:  Josh replied 4 years ago.
Has she backed up her data on iCloud?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
She turned on photo streaming after the photos were taken. They were not streamed to her iPad, but we don't know ifs they were sent to cloud.
Expert:  Josh replied 4 years ago.
John,

I would suggest that she takes the iPhone to a local Apple store who can attempt a recovery with their software.

Please click here ---> www.apple.com/buy/locator/

She can locate a store close to her
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Since it is Sunday they are not open. So you can't help me, correct?
Expert:  Josh replied 4 years ago.
John,

Apple will be the place to go so you do not lose the priceless photos
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