[Novalug] iPhone query
Mark A. Metz
mametz at aol.com
Mon Mar 12 18:02:56 EDT 2012
Is it an iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS? If it's a 3GS just update to iOS 5
and use iCloud over wifi to push the content to both devices.
If it's a 3G just sync the phone to iTunes as another device. Once
photos are in that users iTunes library, you can sync them to another
device. There's no limit to the number of devices you can sync to
iTunes. Your friend just needs to make sure the sync settings are
correct for pushing data the "right" way.
Does he have Apple Care for either device? If "yes," he should just
call and have them walk him through it over the phone.
On 3/12/2012 4:41 PM, Jon LaBadie wrote:
> Well, its sort of *nix related.
> I'm neither an iPhone nor an Apple user. But a friend
> asked me to look into his situation. He has a new iPhone 4
> and it has been in use for a while. He still has his
> iPhone 3. He would like to do two things, 1) transfer
> the photos on the old phone to the new one and 2) wipe
> his old phone clean.
> The Apple proscribed way to transfer photos is to backup
> the old phone to a computer via iTunes and then restore
> the backup to the new phone. But I assume this would
> overwrite any new data on the new phone. Correct?
> If so, how to transfer only the old photos?
> What I've seen to wipe the old phone clean is to do
> a "reset". This seems to delete the encryption key
> on encrypted phones (very fast) and write 1's every-
> where on unencrypted phones (very slow). Are both,
> or either procedure, suitable to avoid prying eyes
> accessing the old data? Alternatives?
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