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

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    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?

    Thanks
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I am no expert, but I am pretty sure you will have to re-download and sync
     
  3. wellred thread starter macrumors member

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  4. maliu macrumors 6502a

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    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 6502a

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    There are software tools that would allow you to backup your music from your iphone onto your new computer.

    I recommend Diskaid available at:

    http://www.digidna.net/diskaid
     

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