Need help, please, synching with iphone 4

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by koigirl, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. koigirl macrumors 6502a

    koigirl

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    I went to Apple store today to pick up new iPhone 4S. Had another appointment so just took the new phone and didn't let them set it up/ synch it with my iphone 4 before I left. Set up the 4S in car and selected iCloud for backup so I could make calls on road. Now I want to transfer all my apps, contacts, etc., from my iPhone 4 to new phone. I have backed up iPhone 4 on iTunes on my MBP. I didn't upgrade iPhone 4 to 5.0 because I have a buyer who wants it at 4.3.3 to jailbreak. Is it okay to connect 4S to my laptop and synch via iTunes even though I chose iCloud for storage? How can I make sure I upload all contacts off old phone? I'm supposed to meet iPhone 4 buyer tomorrow morning to hand off so I want to get everything settled tonight so I can wipe my info off 4 before handing it off.:eek:
     
  2. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

    dontwalkhand

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    You can still choose to restore from an iTunes backup on your new iPhone, though if you can do this:

    • Import all of your contacts into iCloud
    • Save Music to iTunes (Transfer purchased items from iPhone)
    • You don't need to do anything for apps, as the cloud will have a duplicate for you.
    • Export/Import all calendar items into iCloud

    From there, you can set up as new phone, and manually get things in there. I do not ever recommend restoring from backup, as I've noticed the phone is more sluggish than setting up as a new phone.
     
  3. koigirl thread starter macrumors 6502a

    koigirl

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    Even if MBP OS is Snow Leopard, not Lion? Thought only Lion synchs with iCloud?:confused:
     
  4. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

    FreakinEurekan

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    You can definitely restore from backup on your iTunes, that will give you all your apps, data, etc. as from the last backup of your 4. Then you can re-configure iCloud on the 4S. The computer doesn't need iCloud for this to work.

    Personally I've never had problems restoring from backup, and it is a LOT easier than setting up from scratch. And if you do run into problems, you can always start over without a restore - so I see no downside to starting from a restore.
     
  5. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    You would just upload/import what you'd need to iCloud.com. (Once you've setup your device as a new phone and able to create an iCloud account)
     

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