Trying to transfer data from old iPhone to new one

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jetsonhk, May 29, 2009.

  1. jetsonhk macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2008
    Hi Folks

    My buddy has a 3G iPhone he dropped and busted beyond repair (screen smashed etc.)

    So he bought a new one.

    Anybody know the best way to transfer the data from the old one to the new one, probably without writing over the data that has been input into the new one already.

    I think there was some software that could do this but I can't remember the name.

  2. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    Backup old iPhone with iTunes, restore new iPhone with iTunes.

  3. jetsonhk thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2008
    Won't that lose all the data on the new iPhone?
  4. tayshon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2009
    Philly, PA
    Restore it from the latest backup all your info will go on the new phone
  5. jetsonhk thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2008
    But what about the data on the new phone. There has been new information put onto that and if I do a restore all that info will disappear. So I guess I'm asking if there is a way to transfer old data to a new phone without restoring it.
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    The only ways I can think of involves jailbreaking the phone, and even then, there's no way to merge two separate datasets for the same app. So restoring from your old backup and reentering the data you entered into your new phone would likely be the least hassle.
  7. jetsonhk thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2008
    Yeah that's what I was thinking.

  8. markfj macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2010
    which apps?

    On your new phone, which apps have you entered data that you need to sync?
    There are some ways to handle syncing for some iPhone apps, and depending on which other apps you have, there are some tools to handle it.

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