Sync iPhone to new Mac (no backup)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ben1l, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. Ben1l, Mar 6, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2016

    Ben1l macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2006
    I recently spilled water on my Macbook and it died. I've bought a new macbook and want to sync my iPhone to it. I have no backup of my old macbook.

    How do I go about syncing my iPhone with my new macbook without iTunes wiping my iPhone and loosing all my content.

    I also want to get all my movies, videos, music etc off my iPhone and onto the new Mac.

    Any advice would be appreciated!

  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    I can only suggest that you remove the hard drive from the dead Mac and buy an enclosure for it.Then you can connect it to your new Mac and use Migration assistant to transfer all your stuff.

    You can then use the old drive to keep a backup. :D
  3. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    You're going to need third party software to sync your iPhone to your new Mac without iTunes wiping the phone. The two apps that I personally use to do this are: iExplorer and iMazing. Both are pay apps and work equally well; your choice.

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