Resolved Dont Want to Lose Apps & Data - Moving to new Mac

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by abhic, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. abhic, Apr 11, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2011

    abhic macrumors member

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    Mar 27, 2011
    #1
    Hello,
    Here's System A
    • MacBook
    • 10.6.7
    • iTunes 10.2.1
    • Authorized for iTunes A/C & Signed In
    • All Music & Apps Downloaded and Available

    Here's System B
    • MacBook Pro
    • 10.6.7
    • 10.2.1
    • Authorized for iTunes A/C & Signed In
    • All Music & Apps Downloaded and Available

    My phone
    • iPhone 4 32GB
    • 4.3.1

    I have synced the following successfully from System A to System B
    • Bookmarks
    • Contacts
    • Notes
    • Music


    Now I need to sync my Apps without losing any of the apps, their settings, their data & their folders. Here's what I tried to do and failed
    • Connected iPhone to System B
    • Backed Up iPhone on System B
    • Reset Warnings
    • Restored from Back Up (the new one I made)
    • Selected items in 'Info','Music','TV Shows' & 'Photos' sections individually which merged & erased/synced (music) others
    • Selected 'Apps' and the 'Erase & Sync' warning scared me off


    How can I do this successfully?

    Thank you.

    Update - Fixed All I had to do was select the apps I already had and just sync again. It did say it would do an Erase & Sync, but it didn't erase anything.
     
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2006
    Location:
    Washington DC
    #2
    It sounds like you didin't know about Migration Assistant:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4413

    Next time you move to a new Mac, just use that. It's way easier than trying to do everything manually like you did.
     
  3. abhic thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2011
    #3
    Hey
    I did. But it was a brand new SSD and I didn't want to migrate. Preferred a fresh install.
     

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