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

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

  1. iHalo macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    Use Migration Assistant to get all your info from your old computer to the new one.
     
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    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

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

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