Restoring contact list from old iphone 3G(3.1.3) to 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by macNewbie02, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. macNewbie02 macrumors regular

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    Hi

    I have an old 3G iphone(running 3.1.3) which I want to take all my contact list information to my second iphone which is 3GS running 6.0.1.

    What should I do to transfer the contact list from my 3G iphone to my 3GS iphone?
     
  2. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    The most straightforward way would be to sync your old phone with your computer. And then sync the new phone.
     
  3. macNewbie02 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I connected my 3G iphone to the computer - iTunes pop and says: "Set Up your iphone

    This computer has previously been synced with an iphone or another iOS device.
    * Set up as a new iPhone
    *Restore from backup of ____

    what will happen if I choose set up as a new iPhone?
     
  4. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    Not sure what you are asking here. If you are asking if you can sync multiple devices with the same computer, the answer is yes.

    If you are asking if you can sync between two iPhones directly, the answer is a bit more difficult. Obviously, you could do this easily with iCloud, but the OS on your iPhone 3G is not compatible. You can probably do it through Google, but I'm not sure of the process.
     
  5. macNewbie02 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm in a tricky situation due to the fact that I'm running iOS 3. Furthermore, I haven't backed up this phone lately, so it's a problem to syn the up-to-date contact list.

    Hmmm... If I choose the first option, which is set up a new device, all my data will get erased.

    Problem, I'd say..I think I'll take the take and do it manually. Thanks anyway.
     
  6. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    This might help.
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3836032?start=0&tstart=0
     
  7. macNewbie02 thread starter macrumors regular

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