iPhone 5, iTunes and new computer

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by michaeljohn, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2012
    I have an iMac and had synced my iPhone 5 with it. My hard drive crashed last week and I have installed a new one. I have a few hundred songs on my iPhone from my old iTunes on the previous hard drive. I have a new iTunes now since I had to reinstall the OS as well. When I plug in to sync, it wants to erase whats on my iPhone currently but I don't want it erased. Is there no way to recover that old iTunes? It was under my same Apple ID user and password.
  2. macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2012
    SE NH
    Can you back it up to iCloud and turn off music sync in your new itunes and manually place a copy of your music files into the new itunes music library for future syncs?
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2012
    There is nothing to back up. The music and movies were on an iTunes of a hard drive that crashed. I guess nothing gets backed up so I can get that old iTunes library back when I enter my Apple ID and password?
  4. macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    iExplorer can copy all sorts of stuff from your iPhone.
  5. michaeljohn, Nov 23, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2012

    thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2012
    Thank you! Worked perfectly!

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