Quick question about iPhone backup and switching?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Shaan, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. Shaan macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2009
    I am getting my 3G S today in the mail and was wondering how to do the switch from my 3G.

    I want the 3G S to be setup exactly as my 3G is and most importantly not lose any of the contacts or SMS conversations.

    What is the best way to do this, thanks.
  2. psywzrd macrumors 68030

    Feb 6, 2008
    Just sync your 3G one last time so you have a recent backup. Connect your 3GS and follow the prompts. When it asks you if you want to set it up a new phone or restore from backup (can't remember the exact wording), select the restore from backup option and select the backup you just made.
  3. tayshon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2009
    Philly, PA
  4. RKilbane20 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    When i restored from backup i lost my voice memos app. So i had to restore again as new and just sync all my contacts and pics from google and mobileme.

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