5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 8, 2012 8:18 PM by randers4
ArndtA Level 1 (0 points)

I recently went into the lake with my iPhone 4 in my pocket. I tried the rice trick, but no luck. Although I do still have my very first iPhone the 1st Gen. I went into the AT&T store to give me a new SIM for it and it started up. When I went home to sync it to my computer, I couldn't restore it from my iPhone 4 because the software was too old on the 1st Gen. It is on 3.1.3 and will not allow me to go any higher. My biggest problem is syncing my contacts from Address Book. It will not allow my in the info tab. It says sync contacts but nothing from my address book is there. Only Yahoo and Google options. How do I get my Address Book on here? Thanks ALL!

iPhone 4
  • randers4 Level 9 (62,715 points)

    Not sure I'm clear on your question.  Are you saying that your contacts are in Address Book on your mac and you are trying to transfer them to a 1st generation iPhone but they won't sync?

  • ArndtA Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, all of my contacts are in my Address Book on my mac but will not show up in iTunes to allow me to sync them to my iPhone.

  • randers4 Level 9 (62,715 points)

    I'm not sure this will work on the original iPhone but you can try this:


    1. Open Address Book on your mac, click on any single contact to select it, go to Edit>Select All (Command-A) to select all contacts
    2. Got to File>Export>Export vCard, save this file on your desktop
    3. Send an email to yourself with this file attached
    4. Open the email on your iPhone and tap the attachment to import the contacts


    (This will work with newer iPhones; not sure if it will work with the 1st generation iPhone but worth a try.)

  • ArndtA Level 1 (0 points)

    THANK YOU! 255 Contacts was going to kill me to have to manually enter! Can sleep now!

  • randers4 Level 9 (62,715 points)

    You/re welcome.  Sleep well.