1597 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 3, 2009 10:35 PM by Ingo2711
Welcome to the discussions,
Make sure your computer is authorized in itunes, disable autosync in itunes, connect your phone, right click on it in the device list and choose "transfer purchases". Back up manually the same way choosing "backup". See what's included in a backup here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1766
When you sync for the first time, all media content will be erased from your phone. You can restore from your manual backup afterwards. Make sure to have at least one contact and event set up on your computer to be able to merge your data during the first sync.
"When you sync for the first time, all media content will be erased from your phone."
So this would mean that all app settings will be erased, and I would have to start from the beginning.
Seems like completely not thought through process. Is there a way to keep apps without reinstalling them?
PS: all media is transferred to new iTune install, it is not an issue. Issue is setting up sync on the new iTune install.
The settings and data of apps are stored in the backup of the phone made in itunes. After your phone got erased you can use the manual backup you made to restore it. All your settings will be copied back to the phone. See also Backing up and restoring: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1414