iPhone 3GS to iPhone 4 migration


Very much self explanatory, and yes I did make sure my backup was fresh this arvo.

Registering the micro SIM was done online.

Transferring 4,554 songs takes a while. A long while.

Coupla hours later and iOS 4.2 is installed as well (downloaded and installed in about 15 mins), the SIM has activated, and the new iPhone 4 is operational.

First impressions? The screen is JustSoGood. The new text tones are naff.


From my daughter’s high school just now. Chilling wakeup call to parents

Think U Know!! 

In a survey we carried out last week 16 out of 127 KS3 pupils had met someone in person who had only made contact through the Internet.

Three of those girls went on their own.



iPhone 3GS to iPhone 4 migration

I’m getting a new iPhone 4 today and so I asked twitter for some help this morning and was inundated by useful tips from @jcturner and @jsamuelson

Other tweeps may have similar questions hence posting.


-> Got an iPhone question – might need to wander over to Mac4Mac.co.uk for some answers. Easy to get the contents settings etc from 3GS to 4?

Yes, you will get the option when you start using the new iPhone

Piece of cake. Just restore your backup on to the 4. iTunes will ask you. Just make sure you have a fresh backup of the 3GS.

Just make sure that the new iPhone is named something different for the mo – so iTunes doesn’t overwrite your old backup.

Once you are happy everything came across OK you can delete the old backups to save a bit of space.

Got your microSIM? You will probably need it to activate the iPhone before being able even to get that far…

Then a further backup under the new name! Can’t have too many backups…

Mac is Users/Name/Library/ApplicationSupport/MobileSync/Backup. Cryptic folder names though…

Google reveals that windows is (vista here) C:UsersUSERNAMEAppDataRoamingApple ComputerMobileSyncBackup


I looked there and found < 1GB of files (7000+ files though!) so decided to leave well enough alone.


When the microSIM and iPhone arrive today, I’ll follow this advice and hopefully be up and running by this evening.


Learning point – when you chat about iPhones on your twitter, spam follows and mentions are rampant.

Virgin emails are free therefore you can’t claim compensation if they go awry

On twitter I’m having a conversation with @virginmedia to find out how to claim compensation when their emails don’t work.

This (long I know) forum shows that the troubles have been persistent since 15th October (yes October) and no solution is yet in site. My post there is number 139.


Thus I had to make an executive decision and purchase POP email from my domain supplier, so as to be able to send and receive (reliably) my emails.

I have *not* been able to do so for nearly three weeks(!). This cost me £30.

Their response – “@PedroStephano How can you but(sic) a price on an email that we provide free as part of your broadband service?”

In my opinion this is a copout. Does anyone know if I have rights in consumer law for their service to work, even though it is “free” according to them?

NB I pay £45 for my broadband per month. I pay enough to deserve more I think.