Gettong stuff off old phone and on to new.


macrumors 68000
Original poster
Sep 20, 2007
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I've never had to get new phone, but I and going to replace mine as the battery is binging to go.

Current phone 3G with latest firmware.

Numerous Apps and music bought both on phone itself and on the Mac.

Currently syncs the contacts etc with mobile me.

Can I just:

1) Sync the old phone with iTunes,
2) switch the SIM to the new phone,
3) activate the new phone with the iTunes on the Mac under same iTunes account,
4) sync my apps and music onto the new phone?

And will it all be sweet?



macrumors 6502a
Jul 20, 2007
I did exactly what you describe when going from the original iPhone to the 3G. Worked like a charm to give me back exactly what I had on the older phone. iTunes will ask you if you want to install from a backup once you have activated the phone. Answer Yes and you are good to go.

No need to swap SIMs if you are getting a new phone - it will have its own. If you are getting a warranty replacement, then you will swap the SIM.
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