Resolved iPhone and iTunes music question.

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  1. leoneedees, Aug 30, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2013

    leoneedees macrumors member

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    Hello all, I recently got my iPhone 5 replaced for a faulty sleep/wake button. I have successfully restored my data on my iPhone. But I have realized that my music isn't included. When I click on "Manually manage music and videos" on my iPhone it asks if I want to sync and erase this iPhone.

    My question is does this erase everything (contacts, apps, etc) or just the music and videos? I do not have any music/videos on my phone right now and can't manually add anything either. I have also recently reinstalled windows so I do not have access to the old iTunes program. Any help on clearing up exactly what the sync/erase does will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. drb1992 macrumors 6502

    drb1992

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    I'm assuming you are referring to syncing your phone with iTunes. Yes, syncing your music/videos with iTunes will delete any existing music/videos on your phone, which in your case nothing is being deleted. It should not affect your contacts or apps.
     
  3. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

    iBreatheApple

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    No it's just your media (videos & music), anything within iTunes. Each phone can only have one iTunes library. Since you reinstalled the computer OS it will have to wipe all iTunes data from your phone (videos & music) and replace if with what is on iTunes on your current computer setup because this is a "new" computer. It will not delete contacts or apps or anything like that. You have iCloud on anyway, right?
     
  4. leoneedees thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you both for your answers. I believe this clears up that syncing will only erase video/music (which is currently nothing). I do not use iCloud but I do have a backup on the new computer so I should be alright if anything does go wrong. Thank you again for your answers on clearing this up.
     
  5. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

    iBreatheApple

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    You know you don't have to use it for backup files, right? Seems almost silly to not at least turn on iCloud for contacts at the very least. :apple:
     

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