Moving iPhone sync to new computer
I am sorry if this is a repeat post. I searched the forums but kept getting the 4 word minimum error.
I have an old desktop computer (which still works fine), but recently got a new laptop. I want to start syncing my iPhone with the laptop. How do I do this?
- I sync my contact, mail, & calendar with my exchange server, I also have other gmail accounts
- Desktop uses XP SP2
- Laptop uses XP SP3
Thanks in advance.
P.S. Yes I know I should be using a Mac...I have one, just still stuck at OSX 10.3.9....
Last edited by msbaylor; 02-02-2009 at 01:14 PM.
- 02-02-2009, 01:42 PM #3
- 02-02-2009, 03:48 PM #4
Are you trying to move all of your apps to the new computer? If so, select one and then right click on it "Show in Windows Explorer". That is the directory where your apps are. Copy and paste them into the same directory on the new machine and you should be good to go once you have authorized your account on the new machine.
- 02-02-2009, 03:51 PM #5
- 02-02-2009, 05:14 PM #6
- 02-03-2009, 09:30 AM #7
I just did it again last night. I copied my Itunes folder to my external hd, took out my old internal hd out of my laptop, stuck in a new hd....installed Windows 7 beta, installed Itunes, copied Itunes folder off external HD to new iTunes folder, authorized computer, plugged in iPhone, and it is like nothing has changed.
- 02-03-2009, 09:36 AM #8
I'll try copying the iTunes folder over. I was mainly concerned in losing information in the apps when i synced my iphone with the new computer. But iam just going to do it and hope for the best... Iam tired of carrying around the desktop computer
- 02-04-2009, 06:41 AM #10
- 08-19-2009, 04:18 PM #11
- 02-20-2011, 12:38 AM #13
I was surprised when I saw that the new laptop was running XP. I was like why would you buy a new laptop with XP on it??? lol then I read the date ofthe post. Yeah what was said here still hasn't changed you copy the iTunes folder to the new machine and that's all she wrote.
- 10-25-2011, 10:53 AM #14iPhone Nanite
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New computer. Same iPhone 4. Seeking to avoid any data loss.
What about photos and videos and apps with their settings and any data that might be stored therein? I just got a new Dell running Windows 7 64-bit and I'd like to straightup transfer everything from my old Dell running 32-bit Vista, scrap the old machine, and continue life as a happy iPhone 4 (running iOS5) user with as few headaches as possible. The old machine is the only machine to which I have ever connected my iPhones (upgraded from 3Gs to 4 last year without a problem), so I have never had to worry about switching computers and potentially losing data. I have copied the iTunes folder from the old computer to an external hd, and will soon be putting that on the new computer, and I have already downloaded iTunes onto the new machine and authorized it with the one and only Apple ID I've ever used, so music will play just fine on the new machine.
My only concern is the photos and videos I've taken with my phone and, to a lesser degree, the settings/data associated with the apps on my iPhone (I know that even if the apps themselves are lost I can have them all redownloaded in a matter of minutes now that iCloud keeps track of every app I've ever purchased).
While we're at it, what about contacts and text messages and everything that has been backed up (fairly regularly) to my old computer? Lets say that replacing the iTunes folder on my new computer with the one from the old computer goes off without a hitch, when I go to sync my iPhone with the new computer (authorized with my Apple ID) will it go through the traditional step of making a backup of the iPhone (which backs up all of the texts/contacts/calendar items) and then proceed with syncing as usual?
Sorry for the detail, I again just want to make the switch from the old to the new computer without anything else in my life changing.
- 10-26-2011, 04:26 AM #15