Daily Tip: How to transfer data from your old phone to your new white iPhone 4

Daily Tip: How to transfer data from your old black iPhone to your new white iPhone 4

Switching from an Android, BlackBerry, Palm, or old iPhone to a new white iPhone 4 and curious how to transfer all your information, apps, and data over? Crossing platforms can seem like a headache, but there's a lot you can do to ease your pain. Upgrading from an old iPhone, however, is almost painless thanks to iTunes. Find out how after the break.

Upgrading from an old iPhone to a new white iPhone

If you've ever upgraded your iPhone before -- iPhone 3G to iPhone 3GS, or AT&T to Verizon, or had to swap an iPhone out at an Apple store, you're probably already familiar with this process. If not, follow these easy steps to copy data to your new phone. This process will save all your contacts, camera roll photos, apps, and settings into an iTunes backup for you.

Upgrading from an Android, BlackBerry, or Palm phone to a new white iPhone

Crossing platforms to iPhone can seem more complicated and it is, but only slightly. There are a lot of services available to help you transfer data from one device to another. There are two main ways to handle moving your data: desktop sync via iTunes and cloud sync via Google, Yahoo!, Exchange, etc. Here's how:

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Allyson Kazmucha

Senior editor for iMore. I can take apart an iPhone in less than 6 minutes. I also like coffee and Harry Potter more than anyone really should.

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Daily Tip: How to transfer data from your old phone to your new white iPhone 4


How about transferring only SMS or only Notes?? Was so easy on the Blackberry... Itunes has a long way to go...

I think it would be helpful to only restore what you wanted. Specifically if you loaded your phone with jailbreaks and who knows what other crap, but if you only wanted to restore certain things this should be an option in Itunes!

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There's gotta be an App for this! Surely... It took me about an hour or so to transfer my phonebook, data and Apps from the 3GS to my iPhone 4! Nightmare!