Adding songs from a second computer

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by flowagner, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. flowagner macrumors member

    flowagner

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    #1
    Hello!

    My MacBook Pro is currently at the shop getting some issues fixed. Meanwhile I am on my old Windows PC (yuck...) and I need to get some new music onto my iPhone. Is this even possible to add music to the iPhone from another computer than the one it is synced with?

    I add music on my iPhone manually... don't know if this helps.

    Thanks!
    Flo
     
  2. oojosheoo macrumors member

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    You need itunes on the Windows computer. And the only way to grab music that i know of is reformatting your phone so it could be synced with the windows computer.

    I wouldn't do it because once you get your mac back you will have to restore it again for it to sync with your iphone again.

    I do believe there might be 3rd party software you might get a hold of.

    good luck
     
  3. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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    I don't think you have to restore your iphone to sync with another computer. You plug in your iphone to a computer it isn't synced with and iTunes asks you if you want to sync with the new computer, and if you say yes, it just deletes your music/videos and puts on the new ones.

    I think a similar thing happens when you try to manually drag music onto a iPhone from a computer it isn't regularly synced with -- iTunes deletes whatever music is already on the iPhone and replaces with the ones you are dragging now. But it's been a while since I tried this so my memory could be wrong.
     
  4. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

    QuarterSwede

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    One option is to use a file sharing app like Air Sharing or Datacase to temporarily put music on your phone. I plan on doing this when I go to my parents for Christmas and will only have my wife's MB.
     

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