Trying to help my brother ... need a quick answer

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MacDryCleaner, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. MacDryCleaner macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2007
    Hi All -

    My brother has an iPhone and is using a PC. He just purchased a new iMac this evening and is going to connect his iPhone to his new Mac. The iPhone contains all of his songs. When he connects to his Mac will his contacts, calendar and his iTunes content move FROM his iPhone INTO his new Mac?

    Thanks for all responses.
  2. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    Most things will NOT sync back to the computer. Certainly songs and videos will not. Calendars maybe, contacts probably not, notes definitely not, photos no (except for ones in the Camera Roll). It's really set up to do all your organizing on the computer and then sync to the iPhone. Back everything up first and copy it to the new machine, then sync.
  3. Stampyhead macrumors 68020


    Sep 3, 2004
    London, UK
    It will ask if you want to copy the contacts/calendars over to the computer. Unfortunately it will not to the same with the songs though...
  4. Ronnoco macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    United States of America
    If he jailbreaks the phone he can use a fantastic program called SwapTunes which allows you to link to two different iTunes data bases...excellent app...
  5. mac-convert macrumors 6502a


    Nov 2, 2006
    Are we there yet?
    Backup iTunes on the Windows system and restore it to the new Mac. That worked well for me.

    As for the rest, I believe that there are some tools out there that will allow the transfer of ?some data? from a Windows system to a new Mac setup.

    The other option open is Apple Cares since this is a new purchase. I'm sure someone has done this before and there are some standard steps.

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