Since the availability of the iPhone 4S and iOS 5, many of our customers are upgrading to new iPhones (in particular, it would seem, the 3Gs users!) and are running into trouble because they often find that after the upgrade and after iTunes supposedly copies their data, data from their old device is not there, including Strip data. Stephen Lombardo, chief here at Zetetic, has put together the following upgrade advice for our customers. -Billy Gray
The easiest and most reliable way to migrate data from one device to another is to use one of Strip’s sync and backup features. Here are the backup and restore options:
Strip has two desktop application that support syncing. The first, Strip Desktop, is a full editing environment with a backup facility. The second, Strip Sync, is a free utility you can install on your computer that just supports backup and restore. Both are available for download from getstrip.com.
In either case, you’ll want to start by installing one of the programs and syncing your old device with your computer. You can do this by running the desktop program, then switching to the Sync tab on the device, locating the computer to sync with, and running the basic sync operation (do not use Restore or Overwrite for this).
Once you have a solid backup of your data on your computer, the restore process to the new phone should be quite easy:
The latest version of Strip in the App Store supports backup and sync with Dropbox. If you are a Dropbox user, or don’t mind signing up, you can perform the backup and restore with it’s cloud data service. JUst make sure you are running the latest version of Strip on both your devices. Then, on your old device, initiate a backup to Dropbox on the Sync tab.
Once that is complete, you can restore it to your new device.
If you really don’t want to use option 1 or 2, then it should still possible to use iTunes to restore your last backup from your old device onto the new device. I want to mention that this option is not recommended, because some users have reported data loss during iTunes sync and restore.
Please let us know how you fare with the conversion in the comments or send us an email.