Need help switching between two iPhone 3GS

Jul 26, 2011
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I've had my latest iPhone 3gs for over 2 years and have ran into some issues of late (it turns of within 2-3 minutes if used and not being plugged in). Anyways a friend was nice enough to give me his old iPhone 3gs & I have a few questions about backing up onto the new phone. Any help is MUCH appreciated...

1) First off he left his old sim card in the phone, do I need to switch those out? & if so when do I do it? Before or after I try and back up onto the new phone

2) His software is pretty out of date and I need to update before it lets me back up. It says I need to set it up as a new phone but I'm afraid it will overwrite the back up from my original phone. Will I be okay to set the new phone up as a new phone without loosing ANY of my previous data?

3) After I've backed up/changed sim cards etc. Do I need to do anything to activate the new phone? Like call AT&T, Apple, etc.

Again thanks for your help
 

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I've had my latest iPhone 3gs for over 2 years and have ran into some issues of late (it turns of within 2-3 minutes if used and not being plugged in). Anyways a friend was nice enough to give me his old iPhone 3gs & I have a few questions about backing up onto the new phone. Any help is MUCH appreciated...

1) First off he left his old sim card in the phone, do I need to switch those out? & if so when do I do it? Before or after I try and back up onto the new phone

2) His software is pretty out of date and I need to update before it lets me back up. It says I need to set it up as a new phone but I'm afraid it will overwrite the back up from my original phone. Will I be okay to set the new phone up as a new phone without loosing ANY of my previous data?

3) After I've backed up/changed sim cards etc. Do I need to do anything to activate the new phone? Like call AT&T, Apple, etc.

Again thanks for your help
Pop your SIM in pop his out. Your done. Do it before you back- up.

You shouldn't lose any data, but I'm not 100% sure. Another member should be able to confirm it. Try not to name the new iPhone the same one the backup is under.

Please tell me you had a password for your 3GS backup? If you don't I'm afraid you can't get the backup file. :(
 
Jul 26, 2011
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Pop your SIM in pop his out. Your done. Do it before you back- up.

You shouldn't lose any data, but I'm not 100% sure. Another member should be able to confirm it. Try not to name the new iPhone the same one the backup is under.

Please tell me you had a password for your 3GS backup? If you don't I'm afraid you can't get the backup file. :(
Alright I'll try that. I'm thinking if I do loose anything I can just hook the old one up and back up my original to get all the info back. Not sure if that would work or not.

If there is a password for the 3GS back up I'm sure I will remember it :)

Any other ideas? I'm super anal about loosing anything on my iPhone...