Switch from PC to Mac - how do I setup iPhone and iTunes so I lose nothing?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by InternetDude08, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. InternetDude08 macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2009
    The title pretty much says it. I switched from PC to Mac. I haven't synched my iPhone with iTunes on the Mac because I don't want to lose things and overwrite data on the wrong area. I did load iTunes and authorized my Mac. What's next? I did a search but couldn't find a "how to". Thx.
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    I assume you still have all your stuff and the iPhone backup on the PC.

    First turn off auto sync when plugged in for iTunes.

    Then click transfer purchases to get your apps transferred.

    Sync your Contacts (with Address Book), Notes (with Mail), and Calendar (with iCal). If you ever get a message asking you to merge, pick merge.

    On your PC, consolidate your iTunes library. Copy the music folder from your PC to the Mac user/Music/iTunes Music directory. Your ringtones will also be in there and any movies.

    Copy any pictures folders that you used for syncing from your PC to the Mac.

    Sync the ringtones, music, pictures, and movies.

    That should do it. You'll be transferred after all that. Anything goes wrong, just restore from the PC.

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