1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 30, 2009 1:57 PM by Allan Sampson
Bennason Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I was considering buying the new iPhone 3GS in the near future and have a question on all my files, apps, music, etc. My MacBook was stollen earler this year and I don't have my itunes library on any other computer so I was wondering if the people at the apple store would be able to transfer everything on my original iPhone to my new 3gs without having to sync to a library? Also is there is any software or applications that will allow me to do this myself? Thanks in advance

Original iPhone, iPhone OS 3.0
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,365 points)
    iTunes includes an option to transfer iTunes content that was purchased or downloaded from the iTunes store from an iPod or iPhone, but this is for iTunes content that was purchased or downloaded from the iTunes store only.

    First you need to authorize the computer with your iTunes account with iTunes. With your iPhone connected to iTunes and without syncing, at the iTunes menu bar go to File and select Transfer Purchases From - the name of your iPhone. If all 3rd party apps do not transfer, you can re-download a 3rd party app with iTunes on the computer and you won't be charged again for a purchased app as long as you use the same iTunes account to re-download the app that was used to purchase the app originally.

    Photos transferred from your computer to your iPhone can be transferred from a single computer only, and this is a one way transfer process only - from your computer to your iPhone. Photos transferred from your computer to your iPhone are optimized for viewing on your iPhone as part of the iTunes transfer process, so the originally resolution of these photos is reduced.

    There are some 3rd party utilities that provide for transferring photos from your iPhone's Photo Library in the opposite direction, but the original resolution of these photos will be lost. The 3rd party utilities also provide for transferring iTunes content from the iPhone that was not purchased/downloaded from the iTunes store to your computer.