syncing my iPhone to my new macbook...my PC died!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pedroistheman, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. pedroistheman macrumors 6502

    pedroistheman

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    So my 5 year old Dell just died and I am going to the apple store tomorrow to buy a new Macbook. All of the data from my iPhone was backed up on the Dell, but I want to be able to sync with the new MB.

    What will happen when I connect my iPhone to the new MB? Will I have to erase everything currently on my phone? Should I try to get the files off of the crashed Dell or just redownload apps and transfer music directly from iPhone?


    Thanks for any insight or advice, I appreciate it
     
  2. u49aa2 macrumors 6502a

    u49aa2

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    I think in the old itune this used to happen. currently itune will ask you either to erase your iphone or transfer your info to itune. So don't worry.

    Though i am just curios. can't you wait till monday. Just to check there is no update to the macbook?
     
  3. hbg macrumors regular

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    You're playing with fire. Call 800-MYAPPLE first. I had this same probably a year ago and lost everything (fortunately I had everything backed up online) when I did what you are about to do. You have to do it absolutely right. Call Apple and let them walk you through it.
     
  4. The General macrumors 601

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    If you do it their way, your music will be erased. Use Senuti to get your music off of it first.
     
  5. tayshon macrumors 6502a

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    I just took hubby from PC to a Mac. We brought a 500G hard drive, and transfered everything that way. If you can get info from your Dell I would go that way so you can get everything you want and need from there. Then you will have a backup just in case anything ever happens again.
     
  6. Shawnstra macrumors regular

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    I don't know if it has changed, but when I switched to a MBP last July, I had an iPod Touch. Most of my music was in CD form that I put on iTunes, and I had to redo it as it was not compatible (I think the conversion was into a different format). I think all mp3s should work though.
     
  7. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    I'd pick up an external drive enclosure, remove the old HD from your Dell and see if you can recover any data from it. Your hard drive may be fine - you never mentioned how your Dell died.

    Also it's a good lesson that you should always have an external backup of your data.
     

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