iCloud and iTunes sync ?? How to ??

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Infinitygraphix, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Infinitygraphix macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2008

    I just want to make sure I do this the right way...

    I have an iPhone 4 with iOS 5.01.
    I use iCloud for my back-up for everything.... except my Music

    (almost all my music comes from CD... or mix from my brother. I don't use iTunes Match because it will not be able to match my brother mixes)

    Can I only sync music form iTunes and everything else from iCloud ? Or will syncing music form iTunes will erase my apps and all ?

    How would you do it in order to have everything working right ?
  2. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2008
    If iTunes Match can't match your brother's mix, it'll simply upload it to the cloud instead of matching it. ITunes Match is your best tool to use.
  3. Infinitygraphix thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2008
    OK thanks... but it still don't answer my original question.... Can I synch everything with iCloud but sync music from iTunes ?
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Yes you can. In fact, if you don't pay for iTunes Match, then the only way to get music onto your iPhone is to buy from iTunes store or sync from your computer using iTunes.
  5. Infinitygraphix thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2008
    Yes, I know... but syncing music from my iTunes computer library will or will not erase my apps/contacts/calendar/apps sync with iCloud ?

    This is what I want to be sure before going ahead with the iTunes syncing.
  6. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    No, it won't. You are fine doing what you plan to do.
  7. Infinitygraphix thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2008
  8. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    iTunes Matches individual songs and will attempt to match anything you throw at it that meets the requirements.

    My wifey got a mix CD from her brother about five years ago. They imported as Track1, Track2, etc. Only two didn't match. I then used Shazam to find out what they were and entered the information into iTunes. Easy peasy.
  9. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2008
    You're either syncing your info with icloud or your syncing it with iTunes on your computer. Once iCloud is activated, the options to manually sync info in iTunes is greyed out. So, yes, you should be able to sync without any problems from iCloud. iTunes Match has nothing to do with syncing your app and personal information. iCloud has nothing to do with syncing your music unless you're not using iTunes Match and itll sync music bought from iTunes.
  10. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

    Aug 10, 2008
    Now what I did was when your iPhone is connected to iTunes, go under the info tab at the top. Make sure "Sync Address book Contacts" "Sync iCal Calenders", and "Sync Mail Accounts" are unchecked, now if you're running Lion or Vista or Windows 7, I am not sure. I am running Snow Leopard sill and it messes things up syncing these items, unless anyone else has any ideas.

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