How to Transfer Apps from 3G to 4S?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Rogue Kill, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. Rogue Kill macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I thought I did this right. I have everything on my 4s including Apps. However, none of my apps have any of their data. When I open them the start as if they were new games, etc.

    HOW DO I FIX THIS:eek::eek::eek:

    I still have my 3G with everything on it so please give me the best solution!

    Thanks!!:apple:
     
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Plug in the old iPhone and right-click the little phone icon and select "back up," just to be 100% sure it's backed up.

    Then eject it and plug in the 4S. Click 'Restore' again and restore it from the backup.

    Something must've gone wrong the first time.
     
  3. Rogue Kill thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey Small,

    Thanks for the info, I'm going to try right now. btw, I just left your town....long live DC!

    ps....to bad I spent so long rearranging my apps....
     
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    That's a big clue it didn't work. Let it work overnight and it'll put all the apps back in the right order when it's done restoring.
     
  5. Rogue Kill thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hope it doesn't take all night!!:eek:
     
  6. Rogue Kill thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Somethings not working.....I did a backup on the old phone. Plugged in the new phone and did a restore from backup.

    nada.....everything is there but no game saves or information.
     
  7. Rogue Kill thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Solution no work!!

    HELP!!!! I've spent some crazy time on some of these apps:mad:
     
  8. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Yeah, it should have taken 3 or 4 hours. It's apparently not even starting.

    Maybe try restarting your computer and re-downloading and re-installing iTunes?
     
  9. Rogue Kill thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I should say, I have no music, video, or appreciable amount of photos on my old phone. It crashed a while back and I didn't add them back in anticipation. Just games on it.

    Will that shorten the time?
     

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