Help with syncing iPhone with new Mac

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MacFan4131, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. MacFan4131 macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2010
    My old power PC died. Dead. I lost EVERYTHING. However the good to come out of that is that I got a new macbook pro. The problem with this is my iPhone. It will not sync with the new computer because it's tied to my old library that doesn't exist anymore. When I plug the phone in I don't get the option to "merge" info like I've read about in some forums. However, I am able to back up the iPhone and transfer the purchases to the new mac. I'm scared to simply hit erase and sync with the new computer. Since I was able to create a back up will I be able to restore to that back up once the phone is synced to the new computer? I'm really worried about losing all my contacts. Does anyone know the right way to go about this as to not lose all my contacts?
  2. DPA macrumors 65816


    When you select Transfer Purchases, this only transfers media and apps. Your contacts, calendars, or other data will not transfer. There is other ways to do this though.

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