Updating iPhone for the first time.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shandyman, May 20, 2012.

  1. shandyman Suspended

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    Hi

    I'm going to update my friends iPhone 3GS, she's still rocking 4.1. She has never synced to a computer since she bought it, an I right in thinking that due to this, I can plug into my laptop and update without her losing her contacts, SMS, settings, etc? She has no iTunes content like music, I know that would be removed if he had it. I just wanted to check i'm right in my thinking.

    Thanks.
     
  2. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    It should be fine, but to be safe, back it up first
     
  3. Demonface macrumors 6502a

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    you shoukd backup everything just in case. Wow she has upgraded since 4.1 ? Damn thats gonna be a very different phone when she gets it back. Anyways Goodluck.
     
  4. Spectrum Abuser, May 20, 2012
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    Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

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    It should be a seamless experience, but you will have a couple of roadblocks. If she does not have an unlimited data plan or a big tiered data plan make sure to turn iMessage off as that uses cellular data. Also you may need to help her setup iCloud if she never had a @me account.

    Edit: I'll kill two birds with one stone here in conjunction with the two posts below mine. If you have a high-tiered data package or unlimited data package iMessage will not be a problem. On the other hand if you have the cheapest data options you will generally have to watch out when it comes to media consumption and iMessage can be a hidden dynamite if you send/receive pictures or video.
     
  5. DerekRod macrumors 6502a

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    Really iMessage doesn't use alot of data unless your sending videos and High Res photos
     
  6. xnickitynickx macrumors regular

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    My thoughts exactly. iMessage uses hardly any data for me. And I use it constantly.
     
  7. shandyman thread starter Suspended

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    I know it backs up as part of updating, but i was going to do that anyway :) thanks for the reminder tho.

    yea, she's been quite stubborn, she's worried about losing her text's, etc, i said it would be fine, then just started doubting myself lol. think it could take hours tho since never backed up before.

    iMessage won't be a problem, she's on the same network as me and she sends much less than me and i don't come close to my limit. i know about setting her up on iCloud, wasn't bothered about that. Purely just wanted to be sure that no contacts, SMS, settings definitely won't be lost.

    Thanks all :)
     
  8. DerekRod macrumors 6502a

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    Just back it up and restore dont worry about iMessage or anything it will a-okay
    :cool:
     
  9. shandyman thread starter Suspended

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    as i said, not worried about iMessage or iCloud, was literally just the things i said, SMS, contacts, settings.
     

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