How to transfer iphone backup from PC to MAC ?????

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by gwinanthony1985, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. sheppy1 macrumors 6502a

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    Yea I'd like to know this too, hope someone can help
     
  2. gwinanthony1985 thread starter macrumors member

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    yea it is very annoying that i couldnt get any answers from google.
    don't wanna buy any software.

    I believe there must be someone who has done that !
     
  3. farmermac macrumors 6502a

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    You can plug your phone in your Mac and right click it in iTunes, then select backup. Bam.
     
  4. outphase macrumors 65816

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    Your google skills need updating :p

    C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

    Copy from there to:

    ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup
     
  5. gwinanthony1985 thread starter macrumors member

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    Just copy the files directly? so easy ?
     
  6. outphase macrumors 65816

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    Yes. That's why I said you need to check your google skills. :cool:
     
  7. gwinanthony1985 thread starter macrumors member

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    and how can i get 'mobilesync' ?


    Do i need to plug my iphone first?
     
  8. gwinanthony1985 thread starter macrumors member

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    haha. how did you search??? =P
     
  9. stisdal macrumors 6502

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    Will that method also move all your songs & playlists to the new computer?:confused:
     
  10. outphase macrumors 65816

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    That wasn't the question asked. You'll have to transfer the whole iTunes folder and import the library xml file for that.
     
  11. gwinanthony1985 thread starter macrumors member

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    so what will be copied by your method?

    Contacts, sms iphone apps yes?
     
  12. gwinanthony1985 thread starter macrumors member

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    i wonder...
     
  13. draz macrumors 6502a

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    Songs, Playlists, Photos, Videos, do not get transferred from the backup, everything else will which is what moving those files will do. What you can do is sync them to the computer currently sync'd on the phone and move them via other methods like networking.
     
  14. gwinanthony1985 thread starter macrumors member

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    how come i can't see the folder 'MobileSync/Backup' on my mac?

    do i need to do something first??
     
  15. gwinanthony1985 thread starter macrumors member

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    I only have 'syncservices' in Application Support

    PLease help.
     
  16. gwinanthony1985 thread starter macrumors member

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    how come i cant transfer all the backup files?
     
  17. nippyjun macrumors 65816

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    As another said just make a new backup on the new computer. Then you can just copy your media over manually.
     
  18. gwinanthony1985 thread starter macrumors member

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    the problem is when i copied the backup file from my old PC...not all the files that can be copied...

    i had around 6GB of data in my backup folders but i can only copy 2GB out from there...


    so basically i can't transfer everything from my old PC to new Macbook?
     

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