Transfering contacts and such

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  1. OutlawImmortal macrumors regular

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    I know I seen a thread on this but I cant find it or I am over looking it.


    How does one transfer their contact list, music and other stuffs to the new mini sim when the i4 comes?
     
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  3. tasslehawf macrumors 6502

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    contacts aren't on the sim. iTunes syncs them. You should even be able to do a restore of a backup of your previous iphone.
     
  4. OutlawImmortal thread starter macrumors regular

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    ahh ok cool

    I havent used the itunes on my puter. I always use the ap.

    Is there a guide posted for doing it or is it as simple as hitting a button that says back up data?
     
  5. tasslehawf macrumors 6502

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    iTunes backs up your old phone automatically. When you plug in your new phone it'll ask you if you want to restore settings from the phone you just backed up.
     
  6. OutlawImmortal thread starter macrumors regular

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    Alright. Sounds easy enough lol

    Thanks for the info:D
     
  7. dwella1 macrumors member

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    Can you just transfer certain items for example just the contacts? I am not sure if you back up the 3gs and then restore it to the new iphone 4 if thats a great idea? Or is it ok?

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  8. tasslehawf macrumors 6502

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    I read my post not sure if it was totally clear.

    1) Install iTunes (9.2)
    2) Plug in your old iphone and let it do it's thing. Eject.
    3) Plug in new iPhone and click 'yes I want to restore from the latest backup'.
     
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  10. tasslehawf macrumors 6502

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    Well if you have it sync your contacts, calendars, etc. then you go just go that route but you will loose at your text messages and recent phone calls if you don't do a full backup.

    It does transfer some settings but nothing that will screw up the phone.

    The OS is on a separate partition. That way you can reinstall the iOS and restore your settings if you have problems with the phone.
     
  11. palmerc2 macrumors 65816

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    do you have an iPhone already??

    When you have the iPhone 4 in your hands, backup your old iPhone first so your backup is completely up-to-date

    then, when you plug in the iPhone 4....I don't know which one will come first, activation or setup (I am assuming activation). Once you get to the setup it will basically say "yo, this is a new iPhone....but I see you've already backed up an iPhone on this computer before, would you like me to transfer all the data from (insert name here)'s iPhone? if so, choose the backup date you'd like to put on the new iPhone" which will be the most recent one you did...which I hope for you is 7/24/2010 :) all the backups are in a drop down box....
     
  12. OutlawImmortal thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm hoping it does this in a Samuel L Jackson voice...heh
     
  13. dwella1 macrumors member

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    Thanks I had read somewhere that it was not a good idea but as I have read so much lately I cant remember where or why it was a bad idea.

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