iTunes question - two computers

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by creativedogmedia, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. creativedogmedia macrumors 65816

    creativedogmedia

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    I have a main home PC that I have always used for my music and adding new songs via iTunes. I recently got a MBP for work and love it. Now I find myself wanting to get music on my MBP but dont want to mess up anything on my home PC. I have an iPad and an iPhone and want to sync them both. How can I make this seamless?
     
  2. Daffodil macrumors 6502

    Daffodil

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    I'm not entirely sure what you're trying to do. Your iPhone/iPad can only sync to 1 computer at a time, so if you're trying to sync them to both, that won't work.

    If you're trying to sync them to the MBP instead of your pc, then:

    1. Authorize your account in iTunes on the new one
    2. Transfer over your purchases with the devices plugged in (file>transfer purchases from ipod)
    3. Transfer over the rest of your stuff (with lion you can do this with migration assistant: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4796)
    4. Make a backup on the new computer (right click on device)
    5. Sync to MBP once iTunes is the same as your pc
     

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