How to switch from iPhone 3g to iPhone 3gs?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AdamLikesMusic, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. AdamLikesMusic macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2009
    So I've been using my sluggish iPhone 3g for a while now, and a buddy of mine offered me his old iPhone 3gs. I'm not too tech savvy, but I'm curious how to go about switching from my iPhone 3g to his iPhone 3gs?

    Is it as simple as swapping the sim card? Do I need to go to the AT&T store? (For what it's worth, I don't have a sim-removal tool)

    Thanks :)

    I apologize if this question has been asked and answered to death (I'm sure it has!), however I couldn't find any relevant threads through multiple searches.
  2. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020


    Nov 21, 2009
    Up There
    Yes, just a simple sim swap should do it.

    You'll notice how fast the 3GS will perform.
  3. g35 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2007
    Yes, if you're both on AT&T it's as simple as swapping sim cards. Straighten a paper clip and stick it into the hole at the top of the phone where the sim card slot is. It'll pop out without too much fuss usually. Make sure you put the sim card in the new iPhone the same way you took it out of the old one.
  4. ohaithar macrumors 6502a


    Jul 29, 2010
    Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
    Yes it's as easy as swaping sims.....also when you get your 3GS, restore it from a backup from your 3G so you wont loose your texts and stuff.
  5. AdamLikesMusic thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2009
    Thanks for the quick responses :eek: Will give it a shot when I get home.

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