Migrating iphone application data

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Jiapa, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. Jiapa macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2008
    I have an iphone 3G, currently syncing to a desktop XP machine, which I'd like to migrate to syncing with my new MacBook Pro.

    I already copied all my music and video to my new macbook. External hard drives work just fine, thank you very much.

    I am not terribly worried about my contacts and calendar. (a) They're still on my PC if they get synced into oblivion, and (b) I'm given to understand that the synchronization for these is two way.

    I'm not even that worried about my iphone applications. I have a lot of them, but purchased is purchased. I've authorized both the mac and the PC for the same itunes account, so with a bit of fiddling, there really shouldn't be that much of a problem.

    I have two questions:
    1. How do I export my iphone playlist from my PC (which says which songs to sync) and move it to my mac, so that I don't have to recreate the darn thing.

    2. How do I preserve my iphone application data as I migrate. The preferences from my games. The statistics from my favorite solitaire collection. The bookmarks from my ebook reader. The downloaded ebooks from my other ebook reader.

    Does anyone know where this stuff is backed up on the PC and where I should copy it onto the mac so that it'll be included in the next sync, or at least not erased? Is this even possible? I'd like to migrate as much to my new mac as possible, but I would rather not give up my Bookshelf bookmarks, Stanza ebooks, or Solebon statistics.

    Thank you!
  2. brainpicnic macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2009
    Bump. My powerbook g4 died, now I have a imac intel. Migration has been a little difficult going form ppc to intel, and leopard to snow leopard. But finally, I'd like to sync my iphone to a new account on the imac without erasure or duplications. I just want it to be like it was with my poor PB. What a soldier my PB was, now four beeps and game over. RIP. Working with the salvaged HD. Thanks..
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    See this thread:


    This probably wasn't answered, because someone found the answer in the thread above or another one.

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