Just bought a new iMac and need to transfer some stuff

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by macfearless, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. macfearless macrumors regular

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    Hey everyone, I just bought a new iMac (AMAZING) and was wondering how I can get my iPhones apps, contacts, etc onto it. Please tell me it can be done:(
     
  2. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    It is definitely possible. What kind of machine are you coming from?
     
  3. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    It can transfer your ENTIRE iTunes library file over to the new Mac. Point iTunes to the folder, and then sync your iPhone to the new Mac.

    I if missed a step, someone will chime in.
     
  4. macfearless thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    No, this won't work automatically. When you sync to a new library it will erase the phone and put what is in the new library on the phone. iPhones don't have this sort of backward syncing functionality.

    Sorry, I hit the submit button too quick... If you have an external drive large enough you can simply place your entire iTunes folder on the external drive and then onto your iMac.
     
  6. macfearless thread starter macrumors regular

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    revelation, how would i transfer my pb's library to my imac?
     
  7. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    congrats on the new iMac... which one did you get by the way?
     
  8. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, and hell put the music and apps right back on the phone with the sync...


    You would need to locate your iTunes music folder and transfer the entire contents to the new Mac.

    ** Actually come to think of it, why don't you just run Migration Assistant/Wizard and it will transfer everything over including your sync info.**
     
  9. macfearless thread starter macrumors regular

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    that worked, now if i only could get the iMac to recognize my external hd!!
     

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