New macbook..need to sync iPhone but.....

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by skip43, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. skip43 macrumors newbie

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    Long time lurker, first time poster.


    Just picked up a new macbook today and want to get my iphone all set up on it and am a bit worried.

    Am I going to lose my contacts when I sync my phone to the macbook?

    I've read tons of threads regarding the syncing of a phone on a new laptop but didn't really get the answer I was looking for.

    All I really care about is my contacts not getting erased when I sync it with the new macbook.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. doodman macrumors newbie

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  3. jhilla macrumors newbie

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    do it!

    I had the same problem, I bought an iMac and sold my macbook but I wasn't able to complete a data merge with my old mac. But i did save my itunes library to my external and just drag and dropped it into my new machine.

    I'm pretty sure you can do a purge data sync. It's a two-way sync the first time you opt to do so. Rather than one-way where the computer purges the info on to the iPhone.)

    I did it to mine, and i've got all my info off my iphone and onto my new computer.
     
  4. MacGeekPro macrumors newbie

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    There are plenty of apps for OSX in regards to syncing contact and other information.

    Just visit www.MacUpdate.com

    Yoshi
     
  5. hvlien macrumors newbie

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    I picked up a new iMac over the weekend and was thinking about syncing my iPhone with it. I have all my media and contacts (via mobileMe) backed up, but my question is will a sync also erase my texts? I have texts going back to the iPhone 2G launch. I haven't been able to find the answer to this anywhere.
     
  6. DPA macrumors 65816

    DPA

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    Your texts will not be lost. You know there is a way to save your text messages on your Mac, right? Then they aren't lurking on your iPhone waiting to be accidently deleted or lost.

    David
     
  7. hvlien macrumors newbie

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    Are you talking about Syphone? Or is there another method?

    Sorry...I haven't used a mac on a daily basis in a few years and even then, it was just for the basics.
     
  8. DPA macrumors 65816

    DPA

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    Syphone is a good application to do this, there are a few others. I haven't used any before so I wouldn't be able to tell you how they work.

    If don't use a Mac on a daily basis, do you use a PC or do you live in a cave?

    David
     

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