How to upgrade from an iPod Touch to iPhone 3gs?
Hey guys. So Friday I will get my new iPhone 3gs, and my wife will inherit my current iPod Touch 2nd Gen. Here's the deal: I use the iPod for work and have several apps with information in them for work, such as a mileage app, etc. Is it possible to transfer that information over to my iPhone from the iPod Touch? Both will be synced to the same computer under my current iTunes account.
Is it possible for me to restore the iPhone to my iPod settings, even though its technically a different operating system? If so, will just the apps transfer, or my settings/saved data/etc as well? Also, how exactly would I do this? I've never even had to restore my iPod Touch.
Thanks in advance for the help. Can't wait until Friday. Will be SO nice to not carry two devices anymore...and to not have my wife steal the iPod away. haha
- 06-16-2009, 09:09 PM #2
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- 06-16-2009, 09:13 PM #4iMore Pro
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You will need to restore from a back up of the ipod to the new phone. At that point your personal user settings and app data will be put on the phone. Then sync your music and apps back to the phone and your settings will be there. I know when I got my iPhone 3G and plugged it in, iTunes offered to restore with the last back up of my iPod.
- 01-12-2010, 09:40 AM #5
I'm about to go from iPod Touch to iPhone 3GS as well, & this is the best thread I've found so far about transferring data from one device to the other.
I'm wondering though if there are any utilities available that can identify the backup files so you can identify them by app in the backup folder. Does anyone know of a utility like this for PC or Mac? That way these could be dragged to the new device one at a time instead of doing an entire restore & getting all the data.
- 01-12-2010, 10:14 AM #6
- 01-12-2010, 01:57 PM #7
Well, I have a folder titled Backup here:
C:\Documents and Settings\Tom\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup
with subfolders for each date I've done a full backup that have files that I read were the data for the apps on the Apple support support site. I'm looking for the link now.
- 01-12-2010, 02:02 PM #8
- 01-12-2010, 02:02 PM #9
notice how you said that's for the DATA for the apps reinstallation if the backup is used, as in not the executable itself. data = database, settings, etc.
it can also mean data used for the apps, as in screen position and a list of what's actually installed
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