Laptop is kaput. Will syncing iphone with a new machine auto transfer music?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by wellred, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. wellred macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2013
    So my laptop died a few weeks ago and I've been making do so far with adding any purchased songs to playlists manually.

    I know I can re download from iTunes any music I've purchased previously but I want to know when I buy a new laptop and sync my iPhone to it for the 1st time will all my music be transferred across? Or will I have to re download everything to iTunes and re sync it?

  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I am no expert, but I am pretty sure you will have to re-download and sync
  3. wellred thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2013
  4. maliu macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2010
    Do you have a back up? If so you should be able to transfer the backup to the new computer and sync. I use time machine and set up my new MBP and everything was just like I had the old one.
  5. wlossw macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2012
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    There are software tools that would allow you to backup your music from your iphone onto your new computer.

    I recommend Diskaid available at:

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