[Novalug] iPhone query
bdalzell at qis.net
Mon Mar 12 19:32:02 EDT 2012
my husband is the mac user in our household and here is his answer
in mac terms.
i have not been able to use the linux iphone ap, ifuse, to mount my iphone
since the new iphone OS came out and my attempts to install the windows
version of itunes on my xubuntu computer have not been very successful.
in the past I also managed to trash all my pictures on the iphone by
trying to mount it via usb and copy to its file system.
fortunately I had been able to copy FROM the iphone without
a problem but we had to take my iphone back to one of the macs to get
things working properly through itunes. this was when ifuse worked.
what i have been doing since then is to use dropbox to copy pictures to
and from my iphone and my linux machine.
there is a dropbox for the iphone and the ipad and of course also for
linux. slower but it does work.
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Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 19:05:47 -0400
From: Jim Saklad <jimdoc at me.com>
To: Bonnie Dalzell <bdalzell at qis.net>
Subject: iPhone query
> I'm neither an iPhone nor an Apple user. But a friend asked me to look into his situation. He has a new iPhone 4 and it has been in use for a while. He still has his iPhone 3. He would like to do two things, 1) transfer the photos on the old phone to the new one...
1) There are 2 classes of photos on an iPhone: the ones transferred by synchronization with iTunes on a computer, and the ones that originated on the iPhone. The former images are not a problem, one just tells iTunes to sync them to the new iPhone. The latter ones include images received in Mail or Messages and saved to the Camera Roll, and of course the ones taken by the iPhone's camera. If you connect the iPhone to your computer, these images can be copied to the computer.
On a Mac, the iPhone will appear as a connected device in Aperture, iPhoto, or Image Capture (this last is included with all recent iterations of the MacOS, and does not have to have been purchased), and these programs can be used to copy the images to the computer.
On a Windows machine, I *think* one uses Windows Explorer.
On a Linux box, I don't know. Perhaps you can simply directly explore the file structure as any other connected memory device.
> The Apple proscribed way to transfer photos is to backup the old phone to a computer via iTunes and then restore the backup to the new phone. But I assume this would overwrite any new data on the new phone. Correct? If so, how to transfer only the old photos?
If the new iPhone isn't that new, and has a "bunch o' stuff" on it, then you probably don't want to overwrite it. But if we are just discussing images here, one places the images in a directory of your choice, and within iTunes, with the iPhone connected, and the "Photos" tab selected, point iTunes at that directory, and sync those pictures.
> 2) wipe his old phone clean.
> What I've seen to wipe the old phone clean is to do a "reset". This seems to delete the encryption key on encrypted phones (very fast) and write 1's every- where on unencrypted phones (very slow). Are both, or either procedure, suitable to avoid prying eyes accessing the old data?
2) iPhone -- Settings -- General -- Reset -- Erase All Content and Settings
Connect to iTunes on computer, tell it to "Restore as New"
Jim Saklad mailto:jimdoc at me.com
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