Just got my first MAC (i need help with iPhone)

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by alhajis, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. alhajis macrumors member

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    Hi all, I had the first iPhone and then upgrade to the 3G and now i want to upgrade to the 3Gs but I'm afraid that I'll loose all my data. I always sync with a pc but now i want to start syncing with my MBP, I was able to sync my contacts by merging the iphone and MBP contacts, I was able to subscribe to all the podcast that i had on my pc and just sync podcast on the MBP. My problem now is TEXT and APPS... I want to keep all my text (they are dear to me) and also i want to keep some of my apps and there settings...
    These are the only 2 things that are holding me up to buy the 3Gs. I went to an AT&T store and they said they can only transfer my contacts and i'll loose all other stuff. The reason why i can upgrade is because I have 3 iphones on a family plan and i control them!!!!
     
  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Sync old phone to iTunes on mac. But new iPhone. Sync with ITunes and restore settings. Voila!
     
  3. alhajis thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmmm?

    I tried that, and I got a message that says it'll erase all my data on the iPhone 3G... When I sync my contacts on the MBP, it did a backup of
    my 3G... Does that mean it also backup my texts and apps?
     
  4. alhajis thread starter macrumors member

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    please help... i need to get the 3Gs. ASAP
    thanks
     
  5. veeco3110 macrumors 6502

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    sync your old phone. make sure you do a complete back up. then buy the new phone. connect your new phone to it and restore from back up. simple as that. just did that a month ago.
     
  6. alhajis thread starter macrumors member

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    Wrong!

    You Guys are getting it all wrong! If you read my first post, you'll know that what you're referring to, is not what I'm looking for. I had the original iphone and upgraded to the 3G, so I know how to move my data to a new iphone. my problem is... i always sync my iphones with a PC and now i just got a MACBOOK Pro and and i love it so much that I'm using it as my main Computer and I want to sync my new 3Gs to it but keep my old iphone's data that is on the PC? I hope I made it clear this time?? if i wanted to keep syncing with the PC, I'll get the 3Gs connect it and click on restore from backup......EASY.

    Thanks for your patience...
     
  7. Nanook macrumors regular

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    I am certain the backup on a Mac computer (not MAC=machine address code ;) ) contains your SMSs and app settings, but have never checked if apps are synced from the phone. Easy to check though: in iTunes, click on "Applications" in the left pane and see if they are listed.
     
  8. alhajis thread starter macrumors member

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    I check on itunes mobile application folder on my macbook pro but it's empty..
     

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