4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 28, 2011 8:28 AM by KiltedTim
tonypennington Level 1 (0 points)
I have just bought a new iPhone 4 and a new iMac. I have an older 3gs that was set up on another computer which I don't have access to anymore. Can I or is there a way to transfer all of my songs, photo's etc.. I have purchased on my 3gs to my new iPhone4?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • DavidK2010 Level 2 (160 points)
    Seen as you dont have access to your old computer, there is no way which apple would approve of, but google might be your friend
  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,027 points)
    It has always been very basic to always maintain a backup copy of your computer.

    You can transfer itunes purchases from your iphone to itunes on your computer. Without syncing: FIle>Transfer Purchases

    Once they are on your computer, you can sync them to as many ipods/iphones as you like.

    The photo sync is one way - computer to iphone.

    You can import Camera Roll pics ( taken with iphone) as you would from any digital camera.
  • DavidK2010 Level 2 (160 points)
    Sorry I'm only referring to music
  • KiltedTim Level 9 (50,305 points)
    You will have to restore the backup you made of your iTunes library on your old computer to your new iMac.

    The iPhone is not a backup device. The data (music, video, etc.) lives on your computer and is 'loaned' to the iPhone so you can take it with you.

    If you did not keep a backup of your old computer before you disposed of it/sold it/ got it stolen, etc. then you may be able to find a 3rd party application that will allow you to extract your music. This is not sanctioned by Apple.