Interesting iPhone support info

Mac Insomniac

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iPhone Support

As expected with the addition of iPhone support, an “iPhone” tab now appears in the iTunes Preferences pane:



This tab appears much the same as the tab that was added for the Apple TV, in that it is primarily a list of iPhones associated with the current iTunes library. The use of the word “BACKUP” is significant here, however, as this implies that this tab will actually provide a list of iPhones that have their content in some way backed up to the iTunes library, rather than merely being synchronized.

According to the iTunes help file, information on the iPhone that is not normally synchronized will be backed up to iTunes each time the iPhone is synced. This includes information such as text messages, notes, call history, contact favorites, sound settings, and widget settings and more. If a backup exists, the “Restore” option in iTunes will restore this backed up date to the iPhone, rather than returning it to its factory settings. Information that would normally be synchronized, such as contacts, calendars and media, are not backed up (since they can just be restored during the next sync).

A “Disable automatic syncing for all iPhones” checkbox is also present in this preference window. This will prevent any iPhone connected to the computer from synchronizing automatically. Individual settings are also still available on the “Summary” tab to disable automatic synchronization on an per-device basis. An iPhone with synchronization disabled can still be synchronized on-demand by clicking the “Sync” button that appears in the lower-right corner of the iTunes window, in much the same way that this is done for the Apple TV.

Synchronization screens for the iPhone itself are also now present, and will appear when an iPhone is connected, including the AT&T Activation Wizard and iTunes synchronization screens similar to those shown for the iPod and Apple TV:
 

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Kev1000000

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Information that would normally be synchronized, such as contacts, calendars and media, are not backed up (since they can just be restored during the next sync).
That's actually wrong. I couldn't get my calendar or contacts to sync with outlook, but when I restored my iPhone from a backup, my calendar and contacts were there.
 

squiligi

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I exchanged my 4gb for an 8gb on Friday. I restored the 4gb to factory settings and then activated my 8. It put everything I had on my 4 back on with the backup (text messages, emails, etc included). I was really happy about that.
 

ColsTiger

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Thanks for the heads up. Now I can use my USB to charge my iPhone at school instead of buying a power adapter. Cool!
 

TrippalHealicks

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Thanks for the heads up. Now I can use my USB to charge my iPhone at school instead of buying a power adapter. Cool!
All you gots to do is plug it in to a USB port, and it will charge. :)
I bought a second iPod universal usb "dock" cable, from eBay.
I leave one on my dock at my desk, and the other one I use on a power outlet that's right near the head-end of my bed. When I leave for work each day, I yank it out of the power adapter, and pack it in my work bag.
 

bizzy045

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this didn't work for me. i did a restore last night, and all my txt msgs, settings. bookmarks were gone. it was like a new phone. do i have to do something special? or does this only work on a mac?