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    Computer I sync with is dead and iphone 4 is on the way..
    Hey guys,
    This is my first "official" thread! I am in a situation where the Hp tower that I use to backup/sync my iphone with is dead. Keeping it brief, is there a way to "re-sync" it with a different PC and have everything (contacts, music, etc.) come with it? I have it connected to another computer now, but I am afraid to sync it not knowing the outcome. I have been searching, and have had minimal luck with finding a solution. I just got my notification that my iphone 4 is on the way, and I really dont want to have to manually add everything.

    Any and all input would be great!

    Matthew
    Iphone 3GS 32gb...
    Iphone 4 32g on the way

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    i believe your best bet is to back it up on the new pc, then when your IP4 arrives, when you plug it in, instead of setting up a new phone, select restore from back up.

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    I believe you should be able to back up your old iPhone at an alternate PC and then restore your new iPhone from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericg2000 View Post
    i believe your best bet is to back it up on the new pc, then when your IP4 arrives, when you plug it in, instead of setting up a new phone, select restore from back up.

    I was thinking this was the solution.. but if I remember from past experiences, doesn't it ask you if you want to remove all data to sync to the new computer? I used to get that error message all of the time when I tried syncing my ipod to multiple computers. Now I haven't used an ipod for some time due to owning an iphone, so correct me if I am wrong. I just cant afford to sync with the new computer and loose everything since I have not backed up in some time.

    Thanks guys!
    Iphone 3GS 32gb...
    Iphone 4 32g on the way

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    any others knowing this will work? Iphone 4 came in the mail yesterday...
    Iphone 3GS 32gb...
    Iphone 4 32g on the way

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    I think as long as you authorize the new computer you're using for your iPhone, you should be able to back it up and when you get the new phone you can restore from backup as long as it's an iOS 4 backup.

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