How to swap iphones?
July 5, 2010 12:33 PM Subscribe
[iPhone Filter] I have an iPhone 3G currently on AT&T, and my girlfriend is purchasing an iPhone 4 on a new line of service through AT&T. She wants my 3G and I'm getting the 4. How do we make this swap happen?
posted by karizma to technology (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am giving my girlfriend my iPhone 3G and she is going to start a new line of service with AT&T with the new iPhone 4. I will get the new iPhone 4 from her to use on my existing line of service, and she will use my 3G on her new line of service.
I'm assuming this is possible, so what is the best way for us to make this swap? I need advice from:
1) The SIM perspective. From what I understand, the iPhone 4 uses a different type of SIM card. What do I need to do to get this working? Am I going to face any problems - IOW, is AT&T going to give me hassle? I was hoping this would be a matter of simply swapping SIMs, but that doesn't appear correct.
2) A contacts transfer perspective. How do I ensure my existing iPhone contacts get moved over to the new iPhone 4?
3) An Apps backup/transfer perspective. I'm a bit hazy on the iPhone/iTunes backup process - do I need to do a backup of my iPhone 3G and then restore that backup on the new iPhone 4 to keep all my apps? Or can I just start from scratch and re-download all the apps (including the few purchased ones I have) to the new phone?
Neither of the iPhones are jailbroken or unlocked.
Thanks so much for your help!