Can I Restore My Contacts Onto A New iPhone

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  1. 103734 Guest

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    I sold my old iPhone in anticipation for the new one, iTunes has my old iPhone backed up so will I be able to get all the old backed up files onto the new iPhone? Like my contacts and stuff
     
  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    I'm pretty sure that backups are model-specific, so it probably won't be possible, but I guess it could be. Seems unlikely, though. If it's completely new hardware, iTunes might not restore the same backup file to it, especially with a different firmware version. Wouldn't everything be synced onto independent programs on your computer, though?
     
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Shouldn't be a problem. I had my iPhone replaced back in October '07 and I walked to my car and everything was immediately transferred to my new iPhone, in a matter of minutes. :cool:
     
  4. neven macrumors 6502a

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    The 2.0 software will restore smoothly from a 1.x backup.
     
  5. newyorksole macrumors 68030

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    Wait a minute, aren't contacts stored on the sim card? There has to be some way to get contacts and info onto the new iPhone from the old one.
     
  6. neven macrumors 6502a

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    Of course there is. Restore from iTunes.

    SIM-storing is so 1998.
     
  7. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    I'm talking about a different physical device, though. Not just a new software update.

    Like restoring a 2G iPod nano's settings to a 3G.
     
  8. neven macrumors 6502a

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    The new device will run iPhone OS 2.0, no? So why wouldn't it restore?

    Stop making this more complicated than it is, jeez - backups you make now will restore perfectly when you get your new iPhone. Relax!
     
  9. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    All your contacts are in address book right? So it does not matter you can just re-sync contacts, music, video... then just backup the new one. :rolleyes:
     
  10. wildcardd macrumors 6502a

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    Unless he is using a PC. Don't know where the contacts get stored on a Win machine.
     
  11. pranavss11 macrumors 6502

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    Address Book.

    PC == Use itunes back up:| Or outlook me thinks!
     
  12. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    In Windows you can sync contacts on the iPhone with Outlook, Windows Contacts (Vista), or the Yahoo Address Book. I believe I've read somewhere that with the new release you'll also be able to sync the contacts with Google.
     
  13. 103734 thread starter Guest

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    well i keep my iPhone synced with both my PC and Mac, but the iPhone is only backed up with my PC, I was thinking that since the iPhone 1 and 2 use the same software then it shouldn't be a problem.

    and apple would have to allow people to update their contacts from phone to phone.

    but this brings up another question, will i have to restart my 2 year contract
     
  14. pranavss11 macrumors 6502

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    No one knows. Unless ATT lets you upgrade your phone, I think it'll be another 2 yr contract. I also do not know if it will be possible to switch SIM cards since with all this 3G coming out!
     

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