How to copy iPhone library to iTunes?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Jimmy Guphanti, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Jimmy Guphanti macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2011
    I just got a new mac and I want to copy/backup all of the apps,music,books, etc to the mac. When I try to, iTunes just wants to wipe out the iphone with the library that has nothing in it on the new computer.
  2. Jimmy Guphanti thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2011
    I figured out how to do it for anyone that is wondering:

    1.) Quit iTunes

    2.) Go to

    username>music> drag itunes folder to a place/folder where you want to back it up on.

    3.) Open iTunes and see that everything is gone.

    4.) Unlock iPhone and plug into iTunes.

    5.) Go to

    file>transfer purchases from iPhone

    Now it will replace your media library with what is on the phone.

    Thread Resolved!

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