Help me!How could I backup iphone 3GS sms/contact to new iphone 4?
I am trying to get my SMS,contacts and pictures on my iPhone to be put either onto my computer or onto iTunes and I don't know how to do this.
Any help or advice would be greatly received.
Thanks in advance.
- 07-21-2011, 02:22 AM #2iPhone Genius
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Are you upgrading to a new device? All you have to do is plug the 3GS into your computer and do a sync and back up. Then disconnect the 3GS, plug in the iPhone 4 and do a restore from the back up. iPhone 5 (Black.32GB.AT&T) iPad Mini (Black.32GB.WiFi) iPad (3Gen.Black.64GB.AT&T) MacBook Pro (15" 2012.Retina Display.i7) iMac (21.5" 2011.i5) AppleTV (3Gen)
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- 09-23-2011, 10:53 PM #7iPhone Nanite
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iTunes only allows one-way transfer, from iTunes to iPhone, not the other way around. You will need some iPhone-to-mac transfer program to help you. You may have a look at this step-by-step guide on:How to transfer all iphone files between iphone and computer/iTunes.It includes the transferring of music, photos, videos, SMS, Contact ect. between iPod/iPhone/iPad and computer(PC or Mac).
Backup iphone SMS messages and contact to computer(Mac) in :
(Note:Please instend of # by . and copy the URL in your browser)
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- 11-22-2011, 05:47 AM #9Banned
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Here is your solution to take iPhone backup contacts, sms and pictures!
- 03-05-2012, 12:47 AM #10iPhone Nanite
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I know we can transfer iPhone Contacts, Notes, Calendar, Music, Photos and Videos to my iPhone 3GS.But how can we backup our previous iPhone 3G SMS to iPhone 3GS?
First,if you jailbreaked your phone than it’s damn easy just SSH your iPhone 3G and Navigate to /private/var/mobile/Library/SMS and Save sms.db on your computer then follow the vice versa with iPhone 3GS just copy sms.db from your computer to iPhone 3GS /private/var/mobile/Library/SMS folder.
Here is the simple to follow steps to Restore SMS History from Previous iPhone to New iPhone. All you have to do is to copy SMS backup files from old iPhone back up folder to new iPhone back up folder.
Navigate to the iTunes backup folder
1.Windows User : C >> Users >> User Name >> AppData >> Roaming >> Apple >> Computer >> MobileSync >> Backup >>
2.Mac OS X User : ~/Libary » Applications Support » MobileSync » Backup.
In the backup folder there will be X number of folders according to number of phones you synced to your iTunes. For example i have two iPhone 2G and 3G so i have two folders named with 40 random hex characters. But i need to copy SMS from iPhone 3G so how do i identify?
To identify your particular iPhone backup sync both phones with 5 minutes of interval and note the time in your computer clock while syncing.
Now Sort the view by date–this will let you easily tell which subfolder belongs to which phone.
Now you knows the folder where your previous iPhone 3G backup is saved, so explore to that particular folder (iPhone 3G) and copy these two files to iPhone 3GS folder. Make sure you must synced new iPhone 3GS at least once so back up folder will be created.
More information: [B]How to transfer SMS/Contact from iPhone 3GS to iPhone 4 or PC?
(Use guide: mustsoftware.com/Cucusoft-iPhone-Contacts-+-SMS-Backup--guide.html )- Transfer all iphone files to Mac computer
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