Transferring data from iPhone 3GS to new laptop
So my laptop was stolen, which contained the iTunes library that my 3GS was synced up to. I bought a new computer and need to sync my phone to a new library but don't want to lose the songs, photos and videos I currently have on it. Is there a way to transfer the data on my phone onto the computer?
- 08-20-2010, 07:07 PM #2
- 08-20-2010, 07:09 PM #3
Are you using a PC or a Mac?
PC: iPhone Transfer: Transfer iPhone to PC, PC to iPhone 3G/iPhone 4
Mac: Mac iPhone Transfer, iPhone Backup software: Copy iPhone to computer, iTunes
The only thing that it doesn't sync to your computer is Apps. You would just have to take note of what Apps are on your phone and re-download them in the iTunes store on iTunes.
- 08-21-2010, 05:12 AM #4
- 08-21-2010, 09:08 AM #5
Cool, thanks. I'll try this.
I was also thinking that transferring files via Bluetooth would have been an option, but after doing some research, it looks like Apple doesn't want you to have the ability to do that, for some reason. I find that baffling, not to mention annoying, as all other phones seem to have that capability.
- 08-22-2010, 03:47 PM #7
It always goes to why we should all have a backup of our data. Rather your computer is stolen or your hard drive crashes, don't be caught with your pants down.
Copy Trans on Windows works very well to totally download all your videos, pictures, music, podcast. It won't download apps at least that I have checked recently as I am now using a Mac.
Once you actually get it all downloaded to the hard drive, it will create folders. Just drag these babies in iTunes and login to your account and iTunes will once again recognized them as purchased content.
- 08-22-2010, 09:01 PM #9