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      11-05-2011, 08:04 AM   #1
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Upgrading from 3GS to 4S - questions

We're coming to the end of our mobile contract at work and I'm tempted to go for a 4S and let my wife have my current 3GS.

What's the procedure for transferring everything off the 3GS and onto the 4S? And then setting up the 3GS for her? And will both phones be able to be connected to iTunes on the same PC? I assume I can so long as I'm not trying to copy my paid content onto her phone.

Christ knows. Anyway, any help appreciated
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1- sync your 3gs with apps, notes, contacts, photos, music, whatever else you want. remove sim, and put that in your new 4s.

2- sync new 4s with itunes, copying content to the 4s.

3- restore the 3gs to factory settings, and give to wife to enter her sim!

hope that helps
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It does. Thank you.

A couple of questions though.

Re: 1) Orange will no doubt send me a micro SIM for the 4S. That shouldn't make any difference should it?

Re: 3) Her SIM will fit so no problems there but will we both be able to use the same PC/copy of iTunes for syncing and backing up?
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It does. Thank you.

A couple of questions though.

Re: 1) Orange will no doubt send me a micro SIM for the 4S. That shouldn't make any difference should it?

Re: 3) Her SIM will fit so no problems there but will we both be able to use the same PC/copy of iTunes for syncing and backing up?

well it will make a difference for you. keep the old sim in case you lose contacts, but make sure you load them into itunes correctly.

yes you can use the same computer, but some things, like music, may mix..
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Seems pretty straight forward then. Thanks again.

I know I should wait until the very end of the contract and contact our very own Mr Palmnuts but the urge for new shiny things is hard to resist
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It was dead easy, it even gives you the option to restore from iTunes when setting up the phone.

Just do a main backup in iTunes of the old phone as mentioned. Do your photos separate too just incase.

My wife did exactly the same procedure, everything back as if it was the same phone.
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you can cut your sim down to a mirco sim look on you tube
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