Transferring data to the iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by dferigmu, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. dferigmu macrumors 6502

    Oct 3, 2004
    Washington, DC
    I’m upgrading from an iPhone 3G to an iPhone 4. What data can they transfer at the Apple store when I upgrade? Only my contacts or things like text messages and notes as well? Or do I have to do that manually?

    Also, is it worth giving up my unlimited data plan? I usually don’t even hit 200MB of data usage.

    Thanks in advance for the help!
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Plug your iPhone into your computer at home. Right-click the little phone icon in iTunes and select 'Transfer Purchases."

    Then do it again and select "Backup."

    When you get your new phone home, set it up by selecting "Restore from Backup."

    That's pretty much it.

    (I don't think you have to do this, but I'd also suggest importing your camera roll to your computer, just to be extra safe with your photos.)
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    Apple doesn’t transfer anything for you. You should be syncing and backing up your 3G. If not, do so. You’ll need all this to get it onto your iPhone 4.

    IT IS NOT WORTH giving up your unlimited plan. Many in your position have said now that they have the iPhone 4 they use more. $15 is just not worth not having to worry about data, IMO.

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