Getting MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Horsegoer, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Horsegoer macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2012
    Ok I sold my MBP 2008 and am getting the MBA. We barely have any documents to back up but what is the best way to|

    1. Backup my ITunes music

    If music is on my iPhone will I just be able to transfer from iPhone to new MBA?
  2. lamboman macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2011
    The best way IMO would be to get an external hard drive or USB stick (or you could use DVDs and CDs). If you use a hard drive, you could copy the files across, put them in the same place on the MBA, then simply start iTunes while holding the "alt" key, then navigate to the location of the library.

    For the CD/DVD method, you could do exactly the same thing, just that you would have to split the music folder on to different disks (just split it by artists for example, or one disk from A-H, then I-Z or whatever), then reconstuct it again on the new machine.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  4. BigMcGuire Contributor


    Jan 10, 2012
    I just did iTunes Match on my PC with my 3k songs. That put them in the cloud and converted them to 300kbps AAC (drm free supposedly).

    This is how I play my music on my iPhone and on my Macbook Air -- through iTunes Match. I don't have to download the 30GB of music to either, I just play it via the cloud.

    The iPhone 4s does cache the music, and not 100% sure about the Macbook Air caching the music I play, but I think it does.

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