Connecting iPod Touch to Mac and PC

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by drmike, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. drmike macrumors member

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    Hi all -- I just bought a 2G iPod Touch and will be connecting it with iTunes on my MacBook. I assume that doing this will format the Touch with a Mac-only format. Now, in the next six months or so I met be getting (I hate to say this :)) a Windows PC (it's a long story), and if that happens I'll probably want to connect my Touch to Windows as well.

    Will I be able to do this? I assume it will require re-formatting/restoring the Touch, is that correct? If I connect the Touch to Windows, will the Windows version of iTunes at least be able to recognize it so I can re-format it?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. plinden macrumors 68040

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    The issue isn't that the Touch will be formatted for the Mac ... you will be able to connect it to a PC no problem ... but rather that you can only sync with one library on one computer. So if you start using a PC, it will delete what's already there and sync with the PC.
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

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    All Flash based iPods are the same format (FAT32) so there is nothing to worry about.

    TEG
     
  4. drmike thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the replies. I was so used to the old hard-drive iPods that I just assumed there'd be different formats for the flash-based ones. :) Good to know there's no issue.

    With my previous iPod, I didn't have it sync with iTunes (I prefer to manually move music from my computer to the iPod), and I'll probably set up the new Touch the same way, so I should be okay there, right? In other words, turning off syncing on my MacBook and then turning off syncing on a PC would allow me to use the Touch with multiple computers?

    What about something like photos, though? I seem to recall that the only way to get photos onto an iPod was to use the sync method. Am I right about that?
     

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