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

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There are 11 comments. Add yours.

Estie! says:

How do i transfer photos from my pantech C300?

Billy Joe says:

How do I transfer data from my black iPhone 4 to my white iPhone 4?

Tom-Tom says:

Move them to your computer into a folder then in iTunes sync the folder to the iPhone

Nokia User says:

How about a Nokia phone? E72 in particular.

1010Wins says:

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

John says:

Then go back to using your antiquated Blackberry, you lemming! :P

2 Phone User says:

Hey nice way to welcome someone to the IPhone you lemming. :-(

Jessie says:

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!

JJ says:

Paint your black iPhone white. Voilà

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iPhone Apps Direct says:

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!