iPhone 4 - iTunes wants to delete/replace my data

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by eoren1, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. eoren1 macrumors 6502

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    My wife and I both sync our iPhones to the same user account on a Macbook. Had no problems with this from the time we each got our phones. Last week, I noticed that the checkmark on Sync Apps was unchecked so I checked it. Got a message that iTunes would replace some of my apps. Tried transferring purchases from the iPhone. Did some research then crossed my fingers and synced. Ended up having to re-enter data on about 10 apps that got deleted.

    Today I wanted to sync a new audiobook and noticed that ALL of the options for syncing (except those under the Info tab) were unchecked. Checking any gave me that same message about replacing the data on my iPhone. I checked the main screen when my iphone is connected and the 'manually managed my songs button is unchecked as well.

    Went through and checked the ones I wanted and then hit apply only to get this message:
    the iPhone "" is synced with another itunes library. do you want to erase this iphone and synce with this itunes library?

    I have never synced my iPhone with any other user account or computer. I'm at a loss as to what to do and do not want to now lose all of my app data:eek:

    Any suggestions??
    Thanks,
    E

    iphone 4.0.1
    Macbook with OS X 10.6.4
    iTunes 9.2.1
     
  2. nippyjun macrumors 65816

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  3. eoren1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. drummingcraig macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have the "Manually Manage Music & Videos" box checked?
     
  5. eoren1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No - I made sure that that was unchecked
     
  6. drummingcraig macrumors 6502a

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    I actually think that might be your issue. If you check that it *should* allow you to manually drag individual items onto the device vs. having to sync all the various items.
     
  7. eoren1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Clicked on Manually manage music and got the message above - iPhone synced with another library. Want to erase and sync?
     
  8. trevorplease macrumors regular

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    damn itunes to hell for this. its so confusing when trying to use more than one device. i'm looking for the answer to this question as well
     
  9. eoren1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Spoke to a 'genius' today and he said there are only two options:
    1. create a new user account on the mac and sync my wife's iphone to the itunes on that account

    2. sync both iphones with a single itunes account. this would serve to delete any apps purchased by her and, i'm sure, would cause all kinds of havoc.

    Anyone have better suggestions???
    Thanks,
    E
     

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