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Transfering info from a Palm Treo to a 2G iPhone

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labreast Calculating status...
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I just got a 2G iPhone and would like to transfer all my contacts and pictures from my Palm Treo. How do you do this?
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  • Jason L Community Hosts Community Hosts (9,250 points)
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    Dec 26, 2008 11:12 AM (in response to labreast)
    Hi labreast,

    You can transfer contacts that are stored on the SIM to the iPhone. Just take the SIM out of the Treo and put it in the iPhone, then go to Settings>Mail, Contacts, Calendars> Import SIM Contacts
    This article: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1438 will show you how to remove the iPhone SIM.

    But, the best option will be syncing the contacts and photos from the Palm device to the PC, then sync the content to the iPhone using iTunes as described here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1648.

    You may have to download Palm Desktop software to get the data off the Treo.

    -Jason
    MBP 2.0, 2GB ram, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Original iPhone, iPhone 3G, Apple TV, Airport, iMac, iPods..
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,150 points)
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    Dec 26, 2008 11:09 AM (in response to labreast)
    Sync your palm info to iphone compatible programs on your computer, then sync your iphone to your computer via itunes.

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/enUS/iPhone_UserGuide.pdf

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1323
    powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.5.1), airport express, iphone, ipod, ipod touch
  • Tech Guy Dre Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 26, 2008 7:30 PM (in response to labreast)
    Q: I just got a 2G iPhone and would like to transfer all my contacts and pictures from my Palm Treo. How do you do this?

    A: labreast, it is very simple. I know, I did it in April with my Treo 755P from Sprint to the iPhone 2G. First off, look in your My Documents folder (C:\Users\"login name"\Pictures\Palm Photos\Expansion card 287c\Palm). The other folders might have some picture. Ctrl + A (Ctrl button and the A button at the same time) will highlight all your pictures. Ctrl + C will copy them. Then go back to the main picture folder and right click the desktop and click "new" then "folder". Name it whatever you wish the folder to be, but remember it. You will need the name when you do the sync pictures part in iTunes. Open the folder and press Ctrl + V, to paste the pictures in the folder. That is how you move the pictures and locate them. Check all Palm Photos.
    A: You contacts are a little different. You have to reload the software and tell it to sync with outlook, instead of with the Palm desktop. If not, then you have to save everyone either to the SIM or right click them and save them or forward as a contact card. You can always go on the Palm website to see if there are newer changes or easier ways to get them into Outlook. I ended up uninstalling the palm software and ensured that my phone had all the contact and reloaded the palm desktop software and asked it to sync with outlook.


    I wish i still had the software installed, i could tell you each and every step! But I think this will give you basic knowledge in the right direction. Always refer to the Palm website for help or ask for an iPhone product Specialist!
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