iTunes: Selling Computer Q: moving iTune Match and iPad backup settings to new comp.

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by davideotape, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    wasn't sure where to put this.
    quick background setup: I have an iMac (had for 1.5 yrs) and a MBP (w/time machine effectively 2 yrs)-- and since the MBP is more powerful than the iMac I've come to the realization it's a bit redundant and inefficient-- files I have on one computer I don't have on another, etc. so I decided to sell the iMac and grab a thunderbolt display instead.

    ISSUE: iTunes Match is set up for the iMac and so is the iPad/iPhone.

    I'm trying to transfer all of those settings without:
    1. losing songs on itunes match (it's an external HD so that shouldn't be too hard).
    2. the one I'm most concerned with: applying the MBP as my itunes of record for the iPad/iPhone without having to re-set up both of those and losing my backups. I mostly back up to the cloud but i realize hitting one bad prompt button could be super annoying so I'm trying to get a better understanding of the relationship there.

    sorry if this Q is super pedestrian but quick google seach on Q2 hasn't yielded too many easily identifiable answers.

    thanks.
     

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