Upgrading to 3gs and giving my wife the 3g....

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by =====, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. ===== macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2009
    How do I go about transfering all my stuff from my 3g to my 3gs and setting up iTunes for her on my old 3g.
  2. Gix1k macrumors 68030


    Jun 16, 2008
    I dont think you'll be able to. You have 2.21 and the 3GS will have 3.0....
  3. kornyboy macrumors 68000

    Sep 27, 2004
    Knoxville, TN (USA)
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    When you get the 3Gs, restore it from the backup of your 3G. This is assuming that you will have upgraded your 3G to iPhone OS 3.0. Then just restore the 3G but do not load it from the backup. In theory this should work because even when you restore from backup iTunes installs a fresh copy of the OS.
  4. ===== thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2009
    yea, I'm going to put 3.0 on the 3g. I just don't want my old 3g that I give to her to sync to my account.
  5. nikhsub1 macrumors 68020


    Jun 19, 2007
    mmmm... jessica.'s beer...
    I think it is a bad idea to restore a backup of the 3G phone to the 3GS phone. It is different hardware and likely has different config files etc. I mean, since 3.0 has notes that can sync (which I really need) the only thing you will lose are your previous text messages and some prefs. Anyway, that is my .02
  6. ===== thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2009
    basicly I want to know how to keep are accounts seperate when we plug in our phones into iTunes.
  7. JustinP81 macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2007
    Celebration, FL
    Well, in theory, it should work like the iPod does, and it knows which one is plugged in at any time.

    I think the problem you run into is if you both are syncing the Contact List and the Apps from iTunes. One phone is going to have to not sync that stuff with the computer, unless you both want nearly identical phones.
  8. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816


    Jul 28, 2008
    My question is for one iTunes account.

    We have two 3Gs that share it and I am about to upgrade my son's line to a 3GS, then me and him are swapping phones.

    How do I ensure that my Checkbook register info for my Checkbook app goes to the new phone?

    Does iTunes keep application data stored separately by phone, or is it by the app?

    And I know that iTunes knows which iPhone is which, but does it do that by phone name we set or the serial numbers?

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