New iPhone, Do you lose your apps and music?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Shanewilliams, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2010
    When the new iPhone comes out I plan to purchase it. Now, do I lose all the apps that I've purchased as well as the music? I think the answer is yes but I'm not to sure. Just trying to find out for sure. It's a app I want but no sense buying it if it's not going to carry over, I'd do better to wait.
  2. macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2010
    Manchester, UK
    No, the apps are all linked to your iTunes account so you can get them back, and obviously if you have your music in iTunes you'll be able to sync it back.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 16, 2008
    As long as you sync your old iPhone beforehand to transfer all of the apps, songs, movies, etc. to iTunes, it will all transfer to the new iPhone. The only reason it would not is if you use a new iTunes account or if you do not sync music or apps to iTunes.

    The only thing you might be losing (if you do not restore from a back-up) would be any achievements within those apps. I am not sure about this part though.
  4. macrumors regular


    Jun 22, 2009
    What they said. ^
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2010
    Thanks! So if I've added apps or music since my last backup I need to do another backup so they will carry over correct?
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 16, 2008
    Yes. That is really only for music. Apps can be re-downloaded for free. Music can be downloaded again, but you will pay again. Just to be on the safe side, I would back up one last time.
  7. macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2006
    So does that mean my 3 stars on every level on Angry birds is going to be lost?:(
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 16, 2008
    I am not sure, but maybe. I have heard that if you restore from back-up that things carry over. However, I do not sync my apps because of this. When I switched computers, I was informed that all of my achievements would be gone. I think that this happened to my husband as well.

    I am not at the point where it is keep everything or lose it to the new iPhone. So far, my high score and achievements in Yahtzee is not winning. :rolleyes:

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