Updating iPhone for the first time.

shandyman

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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.
 

Demonface

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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.
 
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Spectrum Abuser

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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.
 
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DerekRod

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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.
Really iMessage doesn't use alot of data unless your sending videos and High Res photos
 
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shandyman

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It should be fine, but to be safe, back it up first
I know it backs up as part of updating, but i was going to do that anyway :) thanks for the reminder tho.

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.
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.

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.
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 :)
 
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DerekRod

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Just back it up and restore dont worry about iMessage or anything it will a-okay
:cool:
 
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