what does the backup includes & how can i transfer my backup from pc to mac.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by freebird2003, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. freebird2003 macrumors member

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    hello,

    i would like to know when itunes backups my iphone, what does the backup includes?

    does the back up includes:
    1. sms?
    2. all setting from mail acc. to cal setup?
    3. recent calls?

    and

    if want to move my backup to my mac, how can i do it?

    thanks alot.
     
  2. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    If you use the migration assistant while setting up your mac it should move the folder that all of your backups are in. I'm not sure about what all it includes though.
     
  3. freebird2003 thread starter macrumors member

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    i am actually talking about the "iphone back up".

    if want to move my backup to my mac, how can i do it?
    currently its on my pc.
     
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    It's pretty simple. Once you plug it into the mac you can authorize that computer with your iTunes account and transfer all your purchases from the phone to the mac. It will also automatically do a backup of your iphone. Just transfer all your stuff like music, videos or pics to the new mac and you're good.

    In answer to your question as to what is backed up:

    Backups contain the following:
    call logs, recent call list, call timers, voicemails
    settings
    saved app data (like saved games and app settings - however, this is partially up to the developer to implement)
    text message history
    notes (if not being synced with notes on your computer)
    stocks
    weather cities
    camera roll photos (no other photos)
    app locations/placement (on 3.0 ONLY, saves what pages and locations you kept your apps)

    It does NOT backup:
    Contacts
    Calendars
    Emails
    Apps
    Music
    Videos
    Photos
    Ringtones
    (Basically everything that you should have saved on your computer or mail service and you can resync).

    See this link for more info:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1766
     
  5. freebird2003 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks alot for your reply.

    that really help.

    juz a last question.


    backup done on pc or mac are inter-changeable right ?
     

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