How to Transfer Everything to iPhone 4?

Posted on 09 December 2010

Recently, a support document for iPhone users has been published. This guide was published by Apple. It focuses on iPhone users, who are planning to upgrade to the new iPhone 4. For those users, who are wondering on how to replace their old phones, the Guide is useful.


The details provided in the Guide have caused concern. Those people who have already sold their previous iPhone’s are not happy. If they had known that they could upgrade to the iPhone 4, they would not have sold their previous iPhone’s.

IPhone Users in the United States

This information only applies to iPhone users in the United States. American users do not require their original Sim’s for the iPhone 4. The new iPhone 4 includes a Sim.

This is a welcome change. So now your original iPhone account information will be transferred to your iPhone 4. This will happen at the time of purchase.

IPhone Users in other countries

Different tips apply if you plan to use the same carrier or a different carrier. In the former situation, original Sim’s can be used. This is in regard to the iPhone 4.

For different carriers, there is good news. Apple has decided to move away from its single carrier strategy. So now, users will have the option to change their carriers.

To upgrade to the iPhone 4, using a different carrier, you will have to purchase the iPhone 4 in the new carrier. You will then have to figure out some things. Firstly, how to transfer your original iPhone’s mobile number.

The number will have to be transferred to your new account. This will have to be done from your original phone number. All this transferring will have to be done through the new carrier.

How to Transfer Personal Data

Personal data includes things like your saved messages, photos, and notes. The first step is to take a back-up of your original iPhone in iTunes 7.7.  Then you need to restore the back-up to the new iPhone 4.

The next step is to verify that your iPhone 4 has been restored with your personal data. You can erase the personal data from your previous iPhone now. Use the new secure erase feature, which is available in iPhone firmware.

IPhone’s that have already been Sold

The guide has mentioned that to follow the above steps, you must have the latest version of iTunes. This also includes the iPhone firmware. It is not clear whether all those, who have already sold their iPhone’s should have made back-ups. Only time will tell, if this step was necessary.

People who liked this Post also read

  • How to Transfer iPhone Apps And Songs to New Computer?
    People are mostly looking to transfer the iphone apps and music to the new PC. There is an easy method available for this purpose. So, anyone can easily and safely be transferred the music using this procedure....
  • How to Use CopyTransManager to Sync iPhone Without iTunes ?
    ITunes is the media player employed by Apple, in its iPod's and iPhone's. There are many people, however, who dislike iTunes. Fortunately, for them there are other alternatives available for them. CopyTransManager is one of them....
  • Top 10 Cydia Apps
    There are many applications that Apple does not let its users download, on their devices. After Jailbreaking, an iPhone, it is possible for users to download all those apps. The 10 best Cydia themes have been discussed in detail. These include Winterboard...
  • Downloading of iPhone Apps
    The iPhone Apps of different categories are very useful. With free messaging and communication and some other applications, a lot of money can be saved. There are many free applications also available in the free downloading menu....
  • Top 20 iPhone Apps for Christmas
    No one can miss Christmas happy moments. But it will be best when you have Christmas related apps in your iPhone. The apps told here all are the best apps you will really enjoy that. ...


December 2010
« Nov   Jan »
  1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31