New computer... Worried to sync my iPhone to it.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iHalo, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. iHalo macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2008
    Hey everyone, I just upgraded my 3 year old MacBook to a MacBook Pro. I stored my iTunes files (apps, movies, television shows, and songs) on an external, so I just copied the files over.

    When I sync my iPhone 4, what will happen to it? Will the contacts sync? What about the photos? Will I lose all my texts? I'd just like to not go into this blind.
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    It makes a backup of your iPhone first so you'll have a backup of your texts, etc. on the new computer.
  3. ccolaco macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2007
    Well if you backed up your entire iTunes folder.. Usually located in Home Folder>Music>iTunes, then everything should be the way it was before once you copy onto your new machine in the same directory.
  4. iHalo thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2008
    Even my contacts? Because my new computer doesn't have any contacts in the address book.
  5. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    Use Migration Assistant to get all your info from your old computer to the new one.
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    It will after you sync. It’s a fairly painless process. Even if you managed to screw it up, you still have the back up (and I guess even the MB). You’ll be fine. I’ve synced my iPhone to multiple computers and never lost a thing (and I didn’t go so far as to copy the iTunes folder over, just my library after consolidating).
  7. iHalo thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2008
    Just did the sync, it was indeed painless. Thanks a lot everyone!

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