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Topic # 151592 29-Aug-2014 22:07
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wife's friend is giving her an i-phone 4 as she has a new phone. Wife currently has i-phone 3s? which she will probably give to me.
She has a lot of apps on her phone and she is assuming once takes the sim card out of the old i-phone and puts it in the new one and plugs it in to the apple MacBook to sync, that all the apps...etc... will transfer onto her new phone. I'm not sure about that
Is this the case?

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  Reply # 1118279 29-Aug-2014 22:14
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Yes.

Connect the 3S to iTunes, right click the 3S name and Transfer Purchases. Then Sync it, which will backup the 3S and run a  sync. If you just ran a Sync, it should Transfer Purchases anyway I recall. Then, click the disconnect icon, and attach the 4. Options will popup, choose not to setup as a new phone, but to restore from backup. It will restore from backup, then sync. You should end up with an exact copy, and will probably need to add the wifi PW. From there, you may have an opportunity to upgrade the OS, assuming the 3S iOS update stopped a while back. 

The good thing about iOS is any device upgrade you can duplicate to the new device perfectly



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  Reply # 1118281 29-Aug-2014 22:20
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great thanks - will do that



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  Reply # 1118792 30-Aug-2014 22:49
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ok we tried that then tried to put the sim card from the i-phone 3s to the 4 but couldn't get sim card in.... looks like wife has a trip to Vodafone or apple store tomorrow morning!

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  Reply # 1118796 30-Aug-2014 22:56
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4S takes a MicroSIM, you'll need to get a SIM transfer done: http://www.vodafone.co.nz/micro-nano-sim/



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  Reply # 1118797 30-Aug-2014 22:58
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the new phone is i-phone 4 not 4s.... would she still need to get this done?


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  Reply # 1118803 30-Aug-2014 23:20
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OnceBitten: the new phone is i-phone 4 not 4s.... would she still need to get this done?



Yes.

4 and 4S both use a Micro-SIM. The 3G IIRC uses a standard Mini-SIM. So a SIM swap is still in order. 




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  Reply # 1118806 30-Aug-2014 23:55
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...another option is to take to the SIM card with a craft knife or pair of scissors to trim it down to micro-sim size. With a bit of care you should have no problems.




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  Reply # 1118836 31-Aug-2014 09:13
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clicknz: ...another option is to take to the SIM card with a craft knife or pair of scissors to trim it down to micro-sim size. With a bit of care you should have no problems.


Could do but also easy to wreck it as well. Personally I would just swing past your phone providers shop and ask to swap the SIM card. 5 min job and you are up and running.

Be aware with the 3s that once you take the apps off it, you may not be able to install too much back on it if it is still running the old OS.

Other than that updating iPhones is a breeze as already outlined above.




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  Reply # 1118965 31-Aug-2014 14:31
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scuwp:
clicknz: ...another option is to take to the SIM card with a craft knife or pair of scissors to trim it down to micro-sim size. With a bit of care you should have no problems.


Could do but also easy to wreck it as well. Personally I would just swing past your phone providers shop and ask to swap the SIM card. 5 min job and you are up and running.

Be aware with the 3s that once you take the apps off it, you may not be able to install too much back on it if it is still running the old OS.

Other than that updating iPhones is a breeze as already outlined above.


yep went to Vodafone and they did the sim all ok and all data has transferred over ok so wife is happy......

Now I'll have to go to Vodafone myself to get the sim from my old nokia out into wifes old i-phone 3s so I can use it!

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