Cannot Sync Music With Multiple Itunes Libraries With My iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by dryja123, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. dryja123 macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2009
    This maybe user error but this is frustrating. I never had this problem with my ipod.
    I have an iPhone and 2 computers, a work computer and my personal pc. When I set up my iPhone for the first time, with my personal pc, on itunes i selected manually manage music and videos and loaded up my iPhone with all of my tunes. Now i connected my iphone at work and i wanted to listen to my tracks through my laptop and i tried adding a cd but it wants me to erase and sync my library. I made sure that my itunes accounts are both logged in under me. Can anyone help? Thanks
  2. r6girl Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Sep 6, 2003
    You cannot sync an iPhone with 2 different iTunes libraries. All Apple officially allows is syncing different content with up to 2 different computers, such as PIM data (contacts and calendar items) with one and iTunes content with another computer. Once you've designated the computer from which iTunes content will come, you can't sync it to another computer's iTunes content even under the same iTunes account.

    There are some hacks to get around this. Google "sync iPhone 2 computers" and you'll find some of these methods.
  3. dryja123 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2009
    Cool thanks. I stopped into the Apple store and asked a "Genius" and he said I shouldn’t have a problem as long as the iPhone was originally set up with the option for manually manage music and videos selected........ Obviously he was wrong.

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