anyone use their iphone with 2 macs

mashinhead

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if you have two macs with the same user information can you use the iphone on both without a problem?
 

pcp_ip

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I do. I use my home iTunes to sync music to my iPhone and my office iTunes to sync data (contact, bookmarks, etc.). Works fine.
 

HawaiiMacAddict

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On one of my Macs of course
Aloha mashinhead,

I have a slightly different setup, for a slight different need. I have my iTunes library on an external HDD, and point my iTunes on both my iMac and my MacBook Pro to that iTunes library. That way, when I go on vacation, I can take my MacBook Pro and the external HDD and all is well. With respect to my iPhone, as my iTunes library resides on my external HDD, it does not matter which computer I use to access iTunes. I have yet to attempt accessing iTunes concurrently, however.

One thing I like about this setup is that I don't have to set up two different "sync profiles" (for lack of a better phrase), as both computers are using the same iTunes library file.

EDIT: I just noticed that you referenced having the same user information on both computers. I have Standard User accounts on both computers with different usernames and passwords, but everything still works perfectly.

HawaiiMacAddict
 

mashinhead

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Aloha mashinhead,

I have a slightly different setup, for a slight different need. I have my iTunes library on an external HDD, and point my iTunes on both my iMac and my MacBook Pro to that iTunes library. That way, when I go on vacation, I can take my MacBook Pro and the external HDD and all is well. With respect to my iPhone, as my iTunes library resides on my external HDD, it does not matter which computer I use to access iTunes. I have yet to attempt accessing iTunes concurrently, however.

One thing I like about this setup is that I don't have to set up two different "sync profiles" (for lack of a better phrase), as both computers are using the same iTunes library file.

EDIT: I just noticed that you referenced having the same user information on both computers. I have Standard User accounts on both computers with different usernames and passwords, but everything still works perfectly.

?HawaiiMacAddict
well i'm glad you brought it up because i was gonna do that too with regards to music on the external and both pointing to it. Right now my music is on an external and my mbp points to it. but even though it does that the itunes music file and .xml file where all the playlists and all are are still on the mac. It defaults to that? Meaning i everytime i ad a song to one mac i would have to copy the .xml file to both the external and the other mac for the libraries to reflect the change. How did you get around that?
 

synth3tik

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Oct 11, 2006
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My iPhone is mainly set up to use with my MBP, but I plug it in and up load my photos into iPhone and use the music library on my Mac Pro. all contacts and calendars between the two computers are sync'ed, so I am having no issues.
 

ntrigue

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So on can restore my iPhone on a windoze computer and sync it with my MBP. I'm having difficulty jailbreaking since 7.6 iTunes.