Saving everything in order to sync it to a replacement?


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jun 15, 2010
Bay Area, CA
How would I save all contacts, pics, apps, and everything off my phone Now, in order to get everything on my replacement that I'm getting tomorrow? I have a pc


macrumors 68000
Feb 25, 2008
Vancouver, Canada
Sync to iTunes and make sure your device's backup is current on your pc, then you can just apply that backup to the new phone.

In iTunes, Edit > Preferences > Devices



macrumors G5
Nov 7, 2007
New Sanfrakota
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You make a backup in iTunes.


macrumors 65816
Sep 22, 2007
Just plug it into your PC for an iTunes synch and be sure it does a backup (or force one if it doesn't automatically). When you get the new one just plug it in and you'll be asked to either set it up as a new iPhone or restore from a backup. Choose restore from backup and point to the backup you made today. Everything should be good to go.

If you choose to save everything, copy all your stuff to the PC, install as new, and then copy everything back, it can be done but you lose any GPS app favorites, game saves, favorites, etc, etc.
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