After activating 4S, can I access the info in my 3GS?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kendo, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Kendo macrumors 68000

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    If I activate the 4S and the SIM becomes useless in my 3GS, can I still access my old text messages, games, contacts, etc?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No, that stuff is stored on the phone.

    Contacts and apps will sync from iTunes.
     
  3. Kendo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I know I can transfer all my contacts and apps to the 4S. But if I decide to set up my iPhone 4S as a fresh install and set it up, afterwards does that mean that all my old texts won't be accessible from my 3GS because the SIM is wiped?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, all your old texts remain on the 3GS. They don't transfer.
     
  5. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    They will be accessible on your 3GS, but you have to use your 3GS. If you restore as a new phone, nothing will be transferred over to your new iPhone. The 3GS, however, will remain as was prior to that. It will become essentially an iPod touch. It can't make calls, but functions normally as an iPod would.
     

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