4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 29, 2009 8:31 AM by psoul
Bill Heald Level 1 (15 points)
Hi gang,

I've had a few issues w/ my 3G that required I sync to my home iMac to fix (like the phone locking up to the point where I couldn't even shut it off). Question: What if I'm on the road and this happens? Is there I way I can set things up on my laptop so it can restore my phone if this happens in the field?

aluminum iMac 20", Mac OS X (10.5.1), iPhone 3G
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,395 points)
    In regards to iTunes content, an iPhone can be synced with an iTunes library on a single computer only, and photos can be transferred to an iPhone from a single computer. When syncing an iPhone with an iTunes library on a different computer and the same for transferring photos to an iPhone from a different computer, all iTunes content and photos transferred to an iPhone from a different computer will be erased first.

    You can sync contact info, calendar events, and bookmarks with the supported applications on multiple computers.

    Your iPhone's backup includes data such as most iPhone settings, email account settings, contact info, SMS messages, notes, recent calls, call favorites, photos in your iPhone's Camera Roll, and 3rd party app settings and data created and stored by a 3rd party app. Your iPhone's backup is not a complete backup of all data available on your iPhone.

    You can create a backup for your iPhone with iTunes on any computer. With your iPhone connected and without syncing, control-click on the name of your iPhone in the iTunes source list and from the menu window that appears, select Back Up.
  • Bill Heald Level 1 (15 points)
    Thanks, Allan. I did as you directed and I now have backed up my iPhone to my iBook as well. I think I'm in good shape.


  • psoul Level 1 (5 points)

    my macbook pro were stolen, i had there the itunes with the backup of my iphone

    how to sync the iphone with my new macbook pro without loose aything
    i'm making the backup, but i don't want to lose the music i buy from itunes directly from the iphone, and basically all the rest... i don't care about the mp3 i have inside, only the mp3 i buy, the sms, the calendar, contact, applications....
  • psoul Level 1 (5 points)
    ok i authorized the songs on the new itunes and it's trasferring all the songs and the application... now i would like to understand if i sync the iphone with the new macbbok pro i loose all... ok then i have to resume the backup i've done it and most of the things will back into iphone... my question now is...

    would be back these things?

    - sms history
    - call history
    - contacts (this think yes)
    - things i've saved into application (maybe the song list of shazam.... and the rest of the things i save in differents applications..example the list of the cities for weather...)