Questions about the iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by yoshibirdofan, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. yoshibirdofan macrumors regular

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    1. I have an iPhone 4S with alot of important photos, contacts, apps, etc., and I really cant lose that data. I'm getting the iMac next month for my birthday. Will my mac erase everything thats on my phone, or can i transfer the data from my iPhone? thanks!

    2. Is an upgrade from 4GB of RAM to 8GB of RAM truly necessary?


    Thanks!!!!!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    iOS: How to transfer or sync content to your computer
    That depends on your normal workload. For many, if not most users, 4GB is plenty. To determine if you can benefit from more RAM, launch Activity Monitor and click the System Memory tab at the bottom to check your page outs. Page outs are cumulative since your last restart, so the best way to check is to restart your computer and track page outs under your normal workload (the apps, browser pages and documents you normally would have open). If your page outs are significant (say 1GB or more) under normal use, you may benefit from more RAM. If your page outs are zero or very low during normal use, you probably won't see any performance improvement from adding RAM.

    Mac OS X: Reading system memory usage in Activity Monitor
     
  3. yoshibirdofan thread starter macrumors regular

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    I already have my data synced to my HP Laptop. If I just buy more storage on iCloud, how can I transfer photos to iphoto without losing data on my iPhone?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Maybe DeTune, the successor to exPod can help.
     
  5. yoshibirdofan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks!! That helps for Music and stuff, but what about photos?
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    The photos you took with your iPhone?
     
  7. yoshibirdofan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, and my contacts and apps
     
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  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you bother to read the linked info when I first posted it?
     
  11. simsaladimbamba

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    It seems that way, unless the photos were synched from your computer to the phone. As you only did it the other way around, it is possible to do so. Wait, let me read that again and again and again.
     
  12. krzykat macrumors newbie

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    Can't you at least put the pictures on your iCloud account? I have an iMac and know it offers to put my photos on iCloud which is nice, but since I only have one Apple device, not super helpful for me.
     

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