how to disable auto ipod update in itunes w/o pluggin in my ipod?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kyan1, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. kyan1 macrumors newbie


    May 19, 2006
    i need to restore some of my contacts from my ipod to my MB. but if i plug in my ipod, the contacts that i need will be deleted by itunes.

    is there anyway to disable ipod auto update in itunes w/o pluggin in my ipod?
  2. twocargar macrumors newbie


    Jan 4, 2006
    Try this:

    Create another user/login on your Mac.

    Plug in your iPod. When iTunes opens, it should ask you if you want to update your iPod with the songs from this computer's library--You Must Click NO! If you don't, you will erase all the songs from your iPod. Your iPod should be mounted on the desktop.

    Drag the Addressbook v-card from your iPod's Contacts folder into your hard drive where you can access it from your other user login. Try the Shared folder in your Users folder.

    Unmount your iPod, then log back in as your other user.

    Open up Addressbook and add the contacts.

    I just tried this on my wife's nano which is linked to her PowerBook, and it worked great.



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