Update without Original Computer?
My mom has an iPhone provided by her employer, and she wants to update the software. I'm 99% sure the initial setup was the last time she was connected to iTunes, and the computer that was used for that initial sync may not be available to her anymore. Since then she has added many, many contacts, photos, videos, etc.
Can she update using her home computer without losing contacts, photos, apps, and so on?
- 10-25-2010, 10:45 PM #2
yes just plug it in do a full backup then update.
there is a chance the music won't be on the device after the update so take the time to make sure she has a copy of all of it on her computer or use iPhonebrowser (free downloadable software) to pull all the music off of it.
- 10-25-2010, 10:55 PM #3
Ha, this is just my issue...I can picture it both ways you guys mention. Music is no issue since she has none on the phone, but I don't want to screw up her work contacts since she has no backup at work. Maybe the best question is: if I plug into her home iTunes, can I DEFINITELY do a backup or is there a chance of her info getting wiped?
- 10-25-2010, 11:18 PM #5
- 10-25-2010, 11:31 PM #7