Backing up on a different computer

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Theraker007, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Theraker007 macrumors regular

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    Hi all, i normally sync my iPhone with my desktop. But right now I'm away from home for the next month.

    I want to backup my iPhone with my laptop, and the two have never been paired before. I'm not concerned about losing my music and apps as they are replaceable. But I am extremely concerned about losing my calendar and contact info. How can I best ensure that the laptop will properly back up what is on my phone and not overwrite anything?

    Thank you
     
  2. Si1en7 macrumors member

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    I just did the same thing. I upgraded to iOS5 and lost all my music and apps, but prior to the update iTunes does a backup and then restores all contacts, calendars, emails, etc. Purchased or downloaded items need not apply, though.
     
  3. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Do not let you phone sync with the new computer. Just right click on your phone and do a backup and the same to restore. Just uncheck all sync functions

    Back up and restore work perfectly on another computer
     
  4. Theraker007 thread starter macrumors regular

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