Can I delete my Music from MBA and not lose it from iPhone

Discussion in 'iPod' started by coachingguy, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. coachingguy macrumors 6502a

    coachingguy

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    Good Afternoon!

    I've got an MBA with storage issues and I've got 30 gigs of music that is all on my iPhone. Can I delete the music from my MBA and still keep it on my iPhone and if necessary move it back to my MBA.

    1)I do have a Back Up
    2)I don't have Apple Match, and for $25, I'm not willing to pay for it.

    Thanks!

    Coachingguy
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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  3. coachingguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Both... I've still got all the CD's... Not that I've listened to them since they've been ripped... ;)

    Coachingguy
     
  4. 960design macrumors 68000

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    $25 to have 30G of music uploaded to the cloud is quite inexpensive. This gives you a year to purchase a proper NAS ( $200-$300) and locally store your music... or you could just keep it matched for 10 years and push / pull the music you want at AAC 256Kbps seems pretty dern convenient for $25.

    I do appreciate your lack of will. I do not have a simple answer to your question. The best way is to just delete one song and see what happens. If you are using a cable to connect your phone to your computer... then stop... it confuses us. There are too many variables for me to determine without a doubt the outcome of deleting a song from your computer. If you were doing stuff the cloud way, then no worries, but I suspect if $25 is a no go, then $0.99 / month for 50G cloud storage is probably out of the question.
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    If it's purchased from iTunes you can delete it an a cloud will appear next to it for you to download again if you wish. If it is ripped then it'll vanish.

    You can't plug in and sync back without third party apps
     
  6. coachingguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, good to know!

    Coachingguy
     
  7. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Buy a 128 GB SD card, plug it into your computer, move the library there. No need to delete anything. Less than £40. Or 256 GB SD card for around £70. It can stay plugged in your computer permanently, just sticks out a bit on the side.

    SD cards are not very fast, but then it doesn't have to be for this purpose.
     
  8. garya73 macrumors 6502

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    Compared to SSDs the SD cards aren't very fast. But there are newer SD cards that can run at 90mb/sec which is able to record 8k video.

    https://www.sdcard.org/consumers/choices/speed_class/index.html
     

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