1. jaycee2007's Avatar
    I just backed up all my contacts up to backup assistance for existing Verizon customers. Its as easy as downloading the app for your current phone, making a pin# to restore them later, and then letting your phone do the rest of the work(Blackberry in my case). Itunes just released our first exclusive app just for transferring from Verizon's backup assist to your new ViP. Its free and only uses 1mb of data to backup. Do this before disconnecting you current phone.

    Backup Assistant
    VZ Transfer for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

    WE ARE ONLY 1 NIGHT AWAY
    Last edited by jaycee2007; 02-02-2011 at 01:03 AM.
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    02-02-2011 12:42 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Alternatives to BackupAssistant are also possible - gMail will sync contacts & calendars to iPhone4... and iTunes can sync with mail programs... and, you can use BackupAssistant to export a CSV file, or v-card file that you can import to your computer and sync via iTunes.

    The other thing to keep in mind is saved voicemails - if you have anything you want to keep, get them saved one way or another before activating your new iPhone.
    02-02-2011 12:50 AM
  3. lcargile's Avatar
    I was extremely happy about this. The backup assistant has helped me several time. Its good to see Big Red getting things ready BEFORE launch time so that everything is up and running. Lets hope everything goes smoothly tonight/tomorrow morning.
    02-02-2011 08:20 AM
  4. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    You can back everything up in iTunes and google sync. This is another option but the first 2 are better in my opinion.
    02-02-2011 10:38 AM
  5. MECM's Avatar
    Wait what??? The verizon rep i talked to said backup assistant doesn't work and I just created a thread for help. really?? you have a blackberry and this worked?
    02-02-2011 10:50 AM
  6. jaycee2007's Avatar
    Wait what??? The verizon rep i talked to said backup assistant doesn't work and I just created a thread for help. really?? you have a blackberry and this worked?
    Yes Sir worked like a charm. I can even log onto My Verizon and edit it. Now if it will transfer correctly, that I will find out when I receive my ViP.
    02-02-2011 07:30 PM
  7. highlife's Avatar
    Alternatives to BackupAssistant are also possible - gMail will sync contacts & calendars to iPhone4... and iTunes can sync with mail programs... and, you can use BackupAssistant to export a CSV file, or v-card file that you can import to your computer and sync via iTunes.

    The other thing to keep in mind is saved voicemails - if you have anything you want to keep, get them saved one way or another before activating your new iPhone.
    I can use backup assistant if I have to, but I'm not a big fan of the application. On some devices, if you remove the backup assistant, it also removes any numbers you added to the phone via the app..

    I'm more interested in exporting the backupassistant file to my pc, somehow syncing it with my iTunes, and loading them on the phone that way.

    Sadly, I'm not very well trained on iTunes, or the iPhone, yet..

    Is there a thread somewhere that explains how to do this in detail?

    Thanks,
    02-02-2011 07:34 PM
  8. Devinfowlkes15's Avatar
    I can use backup assistant if I have to, but I'm not a big fan of the application. On some devices, if you remove the backup assistant, it also removes any numbers you added to the phone via the app..

    I'm more interested in exporting the backupassistant file to my pc, somehow syncing it with my iTunes, and loading them on the phone that way.

    Sadly, I'm not very well trained on iTunes, or the iPhone, yet..

    Is there a thread somewhere that explains how to do this in detail?

    Thanks,
    Do You Have A Blackberry?
    Or Verizon Have It On There Website To Show You Over The Web,
    I Did It For My Blackberry Its In My Itunes Now Though
    02-02-2011 07:38 PM
  9. kch50428's Avatar
    All one needs to do is sign in to their website for BackupAssistant - select all, click the actions drop-down, and select the type of output desired... sand save that file to their computer; then in their mail program of choice, they'd open the address book, and find the menu command to import - then choose the file they saved.... there may be an option to do some field mapping to make sure data ends up in the right places... and then import. Once that's done, you set up iTunes to sync as you desire.
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    02-02-2011 07:42 PM
  10. highlife's Avatar
    Once that's done, you set up iTunes to sync as you desire.
    Followed everything up to this point. I'm not familiar with iTunes itself. How would I sync the contact list from my email client of choice once I have imported them there.

    Is there an option in iTunes somewhere to sync a mail client?
    02-02-2011 07:55 PM
  11. kch50428's Avatar
    You will need your iPhone to set up sync... and yes, there is a place to set up syncing calendars, and contacts.
    02-02-2011 07:56 PM
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