2 Iphones on one computer

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by decafjava, May 2, 2011.

  1. decafjava macrumors 68020


    Feb 7, 2011
    Just a quick question, is it possible to sync 2 iPhones on 1 computer? I have a friend who has an old computer that is on the fritz and she wanted to sync and backup her phone on another computer til she gets a new one. I read iphones can only be synced to one computer at a time but was wondering if you could sync another phone as a temporary solution-especially if you login as another user. Would it be different for Mac and PC?
  2. FamiliaPhoto macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    I think the issue is the iTunes account. As long as you are using the same iTunes account you can sync as many iPhones as you want. In fact, I sync 3 iPhones with my iTunes account.

    I'm not sure if you can set up two iTunes accounts on one computer. Once you answer that you'll know how to proceed.
  3. mfram macrumors 65816

    Jan 23, 2010
    San Diego, CA USA
    I would create a new account on your computer so that there's a separate iTunes Library for your friend's phone. You don't want to plug the phone into your account with your Library or your iTunes may overwrite your friend's phone.
  4. Hans Brix macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2010
    This is what I do for our iDevices.
  5. DreamSTi macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2011
    Twin Cities
    So create a new login for your computer or a new account when you fire up iTunes?
  6. MaxBurn macrumors 65816


    Nov 25, 2010
    Seperate login for the computer. I haven't looked but I dont know if you can do a second account inside itunes.

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