9 Replies Latest reply: Oct 6, 2010 12:43 PM by paulcb
writer2b Level 1 (0 points)
I upgraded to iPhone 4. How can I use my old 3G as an iPod touch to play music and videos?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • neuroanatomist Level 7 (31,690 points)
    If your phone number was transferred to the new iPhone, your old iPhone's SIM card is not longer active. Just leave it in the phone, and use the phone as an iPod Touch - it cannot connect to the cellular network without an active SIM card.
  • Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 (18,825 points)
    Read this for details: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3406
  • Wender. Level 2 (195 points)
    Nice thread, I plan to do the same thing with my old iPhone 3G. I want to give it to my daughter so she can use it as an iPod only - emphasis on only

    However, after removing the old SIM card and turning off WiFi, I still wonder: What happens if I delete some apps and then connect it to my Mac to transfer songs? It is the same Mac and the same user that I use for my new iPhone 4, because this account contains all our music. Will the two iPhones be treated as the same device, so that the apps I just deleted from the old phone will also be deleted from my new? Any advice?
  • Wender. Level 2 (195 points)
    D'oh!

    I found the answer to my own question, and felt a bit stupid: I just renamed one of the two iPhones and obviously they now sync separately, like any iPods.
  • ctter Level 2 (190 points)
    Wender. wrote:
    D'oh!

    I found the answer to my own question, and felt a bit stupid: I just renamed one of the two iPhones and obviously they now sync separately, like any iPods.


    How did you rename your iphone? When I plug in the iphone to my computer, itunes pop up the name "iphone". I then right click it and it does not give me any option to rename it.
  • Wender. Level 2 (195 points)
    You just single-LEFT-click the name "iPhone", then you can rename it.
  • ctter Level 2 (190 points)
    Wender. wrote:
    You just single-LEFT-click the name "iPhone", then you can rename it.


    Thanks for the info. I will try it when I get home.
  • teunis Level 1 (0 points)
    I sold my 3G to a friend who will activate it when his current contract is up. However, he would like to use it as an iPod for now, but can't et past the No SIM Card screen. He does not have a SIM for his current phone. Now how to get around this?

    _teunis
  • paulcb Level 6 (19,110 points)
    He needs a SIM for the iPhone. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3406