Urgent help needed please RE: udpating software

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by stevearm, May 30, 2010.

  1. stevearm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 15, 2007
    A really quick question. I'd like to update my iPhone to the newest software, using a brand new computer (WITH NO content, music etc in the itunes library)

    Does updating remove songs/videos etc? Or does it simply replace the OS?

    I'm assuming I should back up first?

    Thanks any help would be great...
  2. ziggyonice macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2006
    Rural America
    Updating will require that the phone is synced to the computer you're connecting it to. So if you're syncing your phone to a new computer, it's going to want to wipe the phone first (because it can only be connected to one computer at a time).

    That being said, is this new computer yours? Why not move your iTunes library from your old computer to your new one? If you move the whole library itself (found in your Music folder), it'll allow you to connect your phone to your new computer without having to erase everything.
  3. stevearm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 15, 2007
    The phone has been synched to a couple of different computers but a 95% of the content on it (music, videos etc) was purchased on the device itself, if not all the content. For reasons I won't go into, it's not really possible to sync or transfer the original libraries to this new computer.

    At the moment, I've plugged the phone in, and pressed Backup, to start things off. It's currently transferring 600 purchases from the iphone to my new itunes library.

    So there's definitely no way to update software without touching the files on the phone itself (both texts, apps etc and content ie music etc)

    Thanks, any insight would be great.

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