3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 16, 2013 8:39 PM by DwainC
RGarner07 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I upgraded to a Iphone 5 and tried to back up my Iphone 4. I was told I needed to upgrade to the most recent version of I-Tunes. I downloaded it and it told me that it wasn't compatible with my operating system. Now I can't back up my IPhone 4 so I can transfer the data to my new Iphone 5. Any suggestions besides upgrading my operating system?


Thank you!

iMac (20-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (281,330 points)

    You must upgrade your OS to sync the iPhone 5.



  • DwainC Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)



    Make sure you have the latest iOS version on your phone! If you dont have an iCLOUD account... Set one up!

    Theyre FREE! once you do that, make sure youre connected to a wifi network(will go faster) and back up your phone to ICLOUD. There no longer is a need for you to back up your phone to a desktop unless your just hellbent on doing so. The Cloud is awesome. If you were to lose or have your phone stolen or it just dies and your away from home youre hosed right? Well only if you just back up to your desktop. If your backed up to the cloud you can get the info to your new phone from anywhere in the world, relatively speaking. Also you have access to findmyiPhone.



    ps. Almost forgot. You only need lion if you want to sync your desktop to the cloud. I e. your phone updates icloud, your desktop updates icloud, icloud updates both your phone and desktop. The desktop is about to become irrelevant! pshaw.

  • DwainC Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Also forgot to mention..... As long as you have access to the internet from a desktop you can always access icloud @ http://icloud.com ......