Transfer to iPhone 4

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  1. andy.barron macrumors 6502

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    Hi. I have now got my new iPhone 4 & want to transfer all my apps/mail accounts/mms etc from my old iPhone 3.
    However my iPhone 3 was sync'd on a 10.4.1 mac & my new phone needs 10.5+.
    I copied my iTunes lib to my other mac (27" iMac) which is running 10.6.4, but the sync has not copied all mail accounts (one is exchange) nor any mms.

    Any tips or ideas what I am doing wrong?
     
  2. Darwin macrumors 65816

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    Well you forgot the backup file of the iPhone that iTunes stores separately from your media library.

    Currently on latest versions it is in your home folder under this path: ~/Library/Application Support/Mobile Sync/Backup
     
  3. andy.barron thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh ok, so if I copy that (or thinking about it backup my iPhone 3 on the iMac) that will do it? Which do you think would be best of these 2?

    Also will I need to restore my iPhone 4 to start again?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  4. Darwin macrumors 65816

    Darwin

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    From that backup and having all the music, photos, apps etc that you had before you should be able to restore everything to the way it was on your old phone.

    I do believe that you will need to restore your iPhone 4 again in order for it to use that backup.
     
  5. andy.barron thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks so much for your response, I will let you know how I get on...:)
     
  6. andy.barron thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Darwin, you are a star!!

    Nice one & thanks SO much!!:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     

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