New PC Build and my iPhone - 2 quick questions

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Nomadski, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. Nomadski macrumors regular

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    Im going to build my new pc tomorrow, but ive never done this before when ive had an iPhone.

    What exactly do i need to do to avoid any headaches when i start reinstalling iTunes etc regarding my phone?

    1. Do i just "de-authorize" computer before uninstalling iTunes, then "authorize computer" when i plug phone into new build?

    Im just a little worried that i will rip this pc out, build a new one, and find my iPhone wont sync.

    2. Regarding apps, do i just back up phone and save the backup folder and replace on the new build?

    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. reliantj macrumors 6502

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    Sep 8, 2008
    #2
    two quick answers.

    1. No
    2. No

    a little more expanation.

    1. you don't have to deauth your current unless you're giving it away or scrapping the parts. you can have a certain number of auths on different
    computers.

    2. your apps should have downloaded to the .../iTunes/MobileApplications folder.
    Back those up. but if you bought them already, iTune should recognize that and allow you to re-download it for free when you auth the computer again.
     
  3. Nomadski thread starter macrumors regular

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    Tks for the short (and longer!) answers. My PCs guts are being ripped out and completely replaced, so i didnt want this pc to be taking any of the 5 slots up.

    I will back up the folder you said, just i case.

    Thanks again. :)
     

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