2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 14, 2013 1:53 PM by creynaud3
Catbird4 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I just got an iPhone 4s and looked up in here how to transfer information from my current device to my new device. The instructions say, "Your saved messages, email account, photos, notes, and other personal settings will be transferred to our new device."  I would like to know if all my apps will also be transferred.  And as far as message go, do they need to be 'saved' somehow? I thought that if you didn' delete a message that it was saved.  Thanks for answering my questions!


iPhone 4, iOS 6.1
  • brad805 Level 5 Level 5 (7,315 points)

    When you Restore, iTunes will ask if you want the installed Apps to be transferred to the computer for storage. If they are your Apps they will be transferred, iTunes will tell you if any Apps could not be transferred. Then when you Restore, at the end you can Restore from back up and Selected Apps will be placed back on the iPhone.

  • creynaud3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    brad805 wrote:

     

    When you Restore, iTunes will ask if you want the installed Apps to be transferred to the computer for storage. If they are your Apps they will be transferred, iTunes will tell you if any Apps could not be transferred. Then when you Restore, at the end you can Restore from back up and Selected Apps will be placed back on the iPhone.

     

    You say, "When you Restore, iTunes will ask if you want the installed Apps to be transferred to the computer for storage."  

     

    To me, this doesn't make sense.  As I understand it, when you "restore," you're effectively transferring/uploading information from your computer (i.e., iTunes) to a portable iOS device (e.g., a new iPhone).  Therefore, when you "restore" this information (as currently located on your computer) from your computer to/onto your portable iOS device (e.g., your new iPhone), why/how would that same information then need to be transferred onto the same computer from which it came??