iPhone 5 Transfer backup data

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by TristanMarchent, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. TristanMarchent macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2013
    Hi Guys,

    First post here, and I feel it's going to be a complicated one! I have searched everywhere for this but I really cannot seem to find a simple guide to doing this..

    Ok here goes, At the moment I have an iPhone 3GS, Yes I know quite old! But I have recently got a new iPhone 5! Which I really cannot wait to use!

    The aim? Transfer backup data from one laptop to another laptop without loosing stuff! I.e. Music, Photos, Contacts, Apps etc!

    My OLD Laptop, the one that is activated with the iPhone 3GS, as I was using my OLD Laptop at the time I had my iPhone 3GS is a windows based PC running Windows Vista! (Crap, I know..)

    My NEW Laptop, the one that I am now currently using as my primary laptop is a Macbook Pro! And I Love it! :D This is the laptop that I want to be using my iPhone 5 with and to activate on it, so I can manually manage music and everything, without loosing data!

    So, again, I would like to transfer the backed up data from my old computer to my new computer!

    How do I do this? I have heard that I copy the backed up data onto a memory stick and put it into MobileSync > Backup but when I have done this, it doesn't recognise it when I open up the new iPhone 5 in iTunes. It actually recognises my mum's phone when clearly my backup data is in that file..

    My iPhone 3GS is currently running iOS 6.1.2 and I am currently downloading as I type this iOS 6.1.3 for my old iPhone 3GS. Now I hear you ask, why I am bothering to update it?

    Well when I turn on my iPhone 5 and go through all the setup stuff, I hit a wall and it says: 'Choose to set up as a new iPhone or restore from backup'

    So I clicked Restore from iCloud Backup (Still a hugeee newbie on iCloud...) I logged in and it said that I couldn't choose an iCloud backup because 'No iCloud backups are compatible with the version of iOS (6.0.1) on this iPhone'

    So what do I do now? I can't backup my phone because it can't recognise the data I have put into MobileSync > Backup folder on my Macbook Pro, and I can't backup from iCloud because of a software issue..

    I would really really appreciate some help, as I would love to get my new phone up and running!

    Thankyou very much!

    Tristan Marchent
  2. TristanMarchent thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2013
  3. Serenate macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2013
    There is an iOS app that lets you bluetooth transfer files between iOS devices without Wifi.
    It's called File Manager (Tap Media, LTD)

    I was looking for an iOS app to bluetooth transfer Pages files and PDFs from a non-cellular iPad 3 to an iPhone 5. Basically, I want to write a document on my iPad, transfer it via bluetooth to my

    iPhone, and email it to my editor--all without using Wifi.
    Seems simple, but it's actually hard to find an iOS app that does it
    -Bump is cool, but it wouldn't work because it requires a Wifi or cellular connection for both devices.
    -File Manager (from TapMedia, Ltd.) will do the trick. You need to download File Manager on both devices, and the transfer isn't as simple as Bump, but it did work for me.

    Here's the File Manager transfer process

    On your iPad
    -Open document in Pages
    -Share document to File Manager
    -Share document via Bluetooth

    On your iPhone
    -Open File Manager
    -Go to Transfers screen, press "Receive" to download file
    -Open file in File Manager
    -Share file to Pages
    -Share file in Pages via email, convert to Word
    -Email file to recipient

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