iPhone data to new MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AFPoster, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. AFPoster macrumors 65816

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    So I had a MacBook and I just purchased a 2011 MBP. I plugged in my iPhone 4 into my new MBP but it won't transfer data / anything. How do I go about doing this without erasing all of my data?

    Thanks, also searched the forums and apples site hard to find solid info.
     
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    First things first, authorize the computer from the Store menu in iTunes. When you connect the iPhone you should be asked if you want to Transfer Purhases or Erase and Sync. Transfer purchases to pull over apps and music/movies from the iTunes Store. After transferring purchases, do the Erase and Sync. A lot of people do not realize that Erase and Sync does not affect your contacts/calendars on an iOS device. It only applies to music/videos. This means that any music or videos synced to the iOS device that were not purchased through iTunes will be removed, but the purchased stuff will transfer back over. After re-syncing your iTunes content, you can enable contact/calendar syncing via the Info tab in iTunes that is visible when you have the iOS device name selected on the source bar to the left. Enabling contact/calendar syncing in iTunes will not clear or replace data on the iPhone, it will copy the contacts and calendar events into the corresponding application/program on your computer.
     
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    AFPoster thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I had to right click my phone then x-fer. Awesome thanks can't believe I forgot about this step.
     
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Right click on the iPhone icon in the left pane of iTunes and select transfer purchases.


    Edit: That’s what I get for not reading the other posts, since I see you figured it out. :)
     

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