Syncing iphone to a second computer

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by VillA, May 15, 2011.

  1. VillA macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2009
    Hey guys, so here's the deal, i have an iphone 3G 8GB and have always synced my phone with my PC so my backup is in that computer.

    Ive been out of the country for a while now and haven't been able to sync for a while (about 3 months) and I also have to update the iOS because i have the old 3.1.3.

    So what I need to know is the following:

    1-. How can i sync to a second PC without losing my data, specifically my contacts? (That's the only thing I actually care about, not the calendar, apps or any media) I don't use Microsoft Exchange, Google Contacts, Outlook, etc., on my old computer either so the only backup of my contacts is in my PC back home (assuming that contacts are backed up on PC just like everything else on phone when synced with itunes)

    2-. Is there a way to update the iOS without losing data? (again only worried about my contacts, nothing else) If there is a way, I might just update the software and leave the backup part to when i get back home.

    Please let me know if you can help me out!

  2. nunes013 macrumors 65816


    May 24, 2010
    you can update the software without losing data. however you can only sync to one computer at a time. so if you connect to update the software just cancel if it starts to sync, then click the check-for-update in the summary pane of your device. then proceed with the update

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