Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2011 11:09 AM (in response to colinfrombracknell)
If everything on your iPhone is from the iTunes Store, no problem:
If you have media from other sources, you'll need to use Senuti or some other third-party application to transfer those things to your computer. I mention Senuti only because it's reliable and popular; if you hunt around you can find other applications which work just as well and are free to boot.
edit: roaminggnome's advice is best.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2011 11:11 AM (in response to colinfrombracknell)
Make sure everything is up to date. Make a Backup of your iPhone. Move your user data to the new system. (manual move or Migration Assistant). This way you have a backup just in case your iPhone is not recognized. (which it should be)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2011 11:17 AM (in response to colinfrombracknell)
I have everything backed up from the phone on an external hard drive which i have here with me but am worried that if i plug in the phone then because it hasn't been synced with this new comp before that it will wipe everything on there.
Main thing is the contacts, the iMac doesn't seem to want to open the files on the external Hard drive??
I have been advised by Apple that all the info to do this is on the website under /support/syncing but i can't seem to find this particular bit??
Any help would be greatly appreciated
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2011 11:19 AM (in response to colinfrombracknell)
It will erase teh info from your iphone and repalce with onfo from the computer. Syncing iphone will not erase your computer.
If you sync your iphone contacts to a blank computer, then they will be erased.
Use migration assistant to copy directly from the old Mac to the new one.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2011 12:01 PM (in response to colinfrombracknell)