Right - bought an iPhone 4 for my girlfriend.

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  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Woohoo.

    For her birthday.

    She currently has an iPhone 3gs.

    The plan is to re-size ( cut down ) her existing sim to fit the iPhone 4.

    Before doing this - how can we transfer all her data* over to the new phone?

    Is there a straightforward way to do this?

    I'm new to iPhones - so unsure how to proceed


    * Address book / Photos / Texts / Audio etc. etc.

    Thanks all:)








    RIP - SJ
     
  2. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    Why wouldn't backing up the 3Gs then restoring to the 4s work?
     
  3. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    When you activate the phone in iTunes, you are given the option to set up as new phone or restore from backup. Her new phone date/settings will look exactly the same as the old if you do this.
     
  4. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Thank you - so am I right to think that before doing this we should plug her existing iPhone into her Macbook - open iTunes - and follow the prompts to back up all her data?

    cheers
     
  5. DustinT macrumors 68000

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  6. vachargerfan macrumors regular

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    Why do you want to cut down her SIM? Just backup the 3gs, activate the 4 with the new SIM, and restore the phone from a backup. It is really easy to do
     
  7. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Getting a new sim ( on Orange in the UK ) - means she has to go on their exorbitant tariff. Cutting hers down means she can stay on the good rate she currently has.

    It's just a size difference in the sim.
     
  8. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    I asked O2 for new sim as I was buying a sim free iPhone4S and they sent me one, could orange not do the same?
     
  9. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I asked them - and they said ( implied ) that getting a new sim involved changing to an iPhone contract.:confused:
     
  10. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    They will know you are using the new iPhone 4s once you insert the sim and connect on their network.. They may potentially hit you with the tariffs then. At least that's how they do it here in the good ole' USA.
     
  11. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  12. androiphone macrumors 65816

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    yeah being on orange will mean you will want to cut down the old sim, if you don't they will try to scam you onto a new tariff and charge you £15 for the microSIM.
     
  13. wineandcarbs macrumors 6502a

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    For the question about transferring data, sync the iPhone 3GS. Then connect the iPhone 4 to iTunes and restore from the last backup. I did this recently when my 3GS had an unfortunate accident and I upgraded to a 4. Worked like a charm.

    There are ways to cut down the SIM to micro-sim size but I've never done it so I'll defer to someone more knowledgeable on that one.
     
  14. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Exactly Androidphone - that is why the plan is to cut down her sim ( which she uses in her
    iPhone 3g ) and just carry on at that tariff.

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    Plenty of how to vids on Youtube about cutting sims - just bought a machine offa Ebay that does it for a few pounds. :D
     

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