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Old Jun 13, 2009, 07:01 PM   #1
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Backup iPhone 3G and restore to 3Gs?

Hi, I plan to backup my current 2.2.1 iPhone 3G, reset it, pass it down to another person. Then get the 3Gs.

Will it be easy to do this? I don't mind reloading the media (music, videos), but would it be easy to restore the apps? I have about 50 so far and can't weed through them again. The contacts, settings, datebook, pictures, etc is what's important.
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Old Jun 13, 2009, 07:03 PM   #2
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I too wonder the same thing about my first gen 4GB iPhone. Will I be able to save any of my SMS Text Messages?
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Old Jun 13, 2009, 07:08 PM   #3
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Yes, iTunes will back up your apps, contacts, settings, calendar, pictures, etc. that are on your current iPhone and will restore them to your new iPhone when you first sync it. However, I am not sure if it backs up and restores SMS text messages.
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Old Jun 13, 2009, 07:11 PM   #4
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Since the 3Gs has 3.0 software, will it be easy to restore my previous settings? I just deleted an old backup in itunes and "back"'ed up again before passing it down.
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Old Jun 13, 2009, 07:11 PM   #5
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1. Plug old iPhone into iTunes and wait for it to finish syncing.
2. Plug new iPhone into iTunes and restore from backup.

Everything will be there.
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Old Jun 13, 2009, 07:11 PM   #6
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You will get to keep your SMS messages as long as your restore from backup after setting up your new phone.

Though from what I've heard 3.0 doesn't run as smoothly if it isn't set up as a new phone...
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Old Jun 13, 2009, 07:18 PM   #7
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1. Plug old iPhone into iTunes and wait for it to finish syncing.
2. Plug new iPhone into iTunes and restore from backup.

Everything will be there.
Does it matter if the old iPhone is using 2.2.1 firmware instead of 3.0? Kind of a n00b at iTunes, and it's not the most user friendly app. Anyway to just pick which areas you want to restore from iTunes?
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Old Jun 13, 2009, 07:19 PM   #8
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Though from what I've heard 3.0 doesn't run as smoothly if it isn't set up as a new phone...
Isn't it just restoring the photos and contacts and not touching the OS files?
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Old Jun 13, 2009, 07:20 PM   #9
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No, it does not matter that you are moving from 2.2.1 to 3.0, it will still work fine.
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Isn't it just restoring the photos and contacts and not touching the OS files?
Correct.
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Old Jun 13, 2009, 07:23 PM   #11
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No, it does not matter that you are moving from 2.2.1 to 3.0, it will still work fine.
Thanks! On my way to doing the "deed"
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Old Jun 13, 2009, 07:29 PM   #12
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Maybe does not make any difference but I would upgrade my old phone to 3.0 on the 17th and then simply do a final Sync on the 19th or whenever you get your new phone.
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