Syncing iphone to new macbook pro query?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by snerkler, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. snerkler macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,
    I've just ordered a 15" MBP after having been a PC user all my life. When I've swapped computers in the past I've never cloned them so had to install a fresh version of itunes, and then when I sync my iphone to the new computer it wipes out my music library and apps, as well as things like notes.

    I currently sync contact and notes with Microsoft Outlook but as I only use Outlook for this reason I was not going to save some money and buy the Microsoft Office for Mac without Outlook.

    So my questions are:

    1) How do I sync my iphone to the new MBP without wiping out the music library, apps, and notes on my iphone?

    2) I will sync contacts with icloud, but is there a way to sync notes to the MBP without using outlook?

    Cheers.
     
  2. DroidRules macrumors 65816

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    Put said files on a jump drive and transfer them to the apple.
     
  3. Enjoylife1788 macrumors 6502a

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    As mentioned above, put all the songs, videos, apps on the new mac. Also, add them to the iTunes library first before syncing.

    But you will lose your iPhone's folder organisation. There is no work around to that as of now.. You will have to reorganise them again. I suggest you to take snap shots of your folders before that..
     
  4. Enjoylife1788 macrumors 6502a

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    Sync your notes with a gmail account. You will have your notes in your mail account then for access on mac..
     
  5. snerkler thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    When you say jump drive do you mean USB flash drive? And I assume when you say transfer them to the apple you mean to the MBP?

    How do I transfer apps and notes via USB? Where do the notes sync on a mac?
     
  6. snerkler thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was trying to avoid having to do all that, oh well.

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    How do I do that? Is there nowhere/no app to sync notes on the Mac itself?
     
  7. snerkler thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Another query, if I copy the app files from my old computer to the new one will it have all up to date game data (ie saved game data), or if when I open the game up once it's installed will I have to start all over again?
     
  8. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Actually, you don't lose your iPhone's folder organization. I've done this before, where I transferred everything from my PC to Mac, I then connected my iphone to itunes on my new MBP, made a new back up, restored from back up and everything was back in my phone, including folders that I have made before. Therefore, you don't lose the folder organizations.
     
  9. snerkler thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Can you just clarify, did you make a back up on your PC, copy this across to the Mac and then backup from this? Or did you just transfer all of your itunes media to your itunes folder on the Mac, THEN backed up on your mac and restored from this backup made on the mac?

    CAn anyone answer the question about game data please?
     
  10. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Here is what I did. I copied the itunes folder from my PC to my external hard drive. Then I connected my external hard drive to my MBP, transferred the itunes folder and put it into my itunes folder in my MBP. I then connected my iphone to my MBP, made a back up. The pop up didn't even come up, anyways I made a back up and restored from back up just in case.

    And yes about your game data, it will saved as well. Just transfer your stuff to your MBP, open itunes first, make sure everything is in there, connect your iphone, and just make a back up, you won't get any messages telling if you want to remove the data.

    When my sister got her brand new MBP (she had Sony Vaio prior). I helped her move her itunes folder to her new MBP, opened itunes, and everything was there. We then proceeded to back up her phone from the MBP so that there is a back up file in the MBP. Then we proceeded to restore from back up, everything went fine, all her folders that she made was back into her phone, and including her saved data.

    So there you go, you will not lose game saves if you restore from back up.
     
  11. alFR macrumors 68020

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    As said above, if you just copy your whole iTunes library folder from the PC to your Mac (by whatever route and replacing the existing iTunes folder on the Mac) before you sync your phone with the Mac for the first time it should just continue to sync exactly as it did before. It will make a new backup the first time you sync, everything else will be in the transferred iTunes library so won't change.

    You can sync notes with the MBP via iCloud.
     
  12. snerkler thread starter macrumors 6502a

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