Thank you for the reply... Really! Wow this is not helpful. Is this all about copyrights and Apple protecting their content? That is not useful if you cannot use the backup later. Later... like 1 year (for example) if you are at a different computer. I need to keep these backups and my computer will be changed (newer Version of Windows) with a new version of iTunes by that time. Thanks
no this is the rule about the iPhone only being allowed to SYNC to one library at at time. a library is a computer running itunes where apps, tv shows, movies , music, books are kept. a backup and a sync are two different things. you can backup and restore to any computer, but if you want to sync to a different computer, you need to copy the library over. nothing is really ever lost on the iPhone, because its on some computer running itunes. syncing is only one way. it goes from itunes to the iPhone. and not the other way around. , the other way around is called " transfer purchases "
lets compare the competition shall we! ooo lets troll!
apple - if you do not like the app you can get your money back. and you can keep the app! this app stays on your iPhone, your itunes library, and your purchases
amazon app store. if you do not like the app. there is a no refund policy. if amazon makes an exception, they physically deauthorize the app from your device and it can never be used again
apple will allow you to play and download star wars to 10 devices of which 5 is the computer limit.
amazon only allows you to download it to 2 locations
apple lets you backup your mac and restore it to a newer mac and resume your backup chain
windows system images are only supported on the computer that made the backup. if you want the ability to take your backups to another computer, expect to pay for Acronis True Image. restoring a computer from a windows system image to a different make and model of computer is not supported by Microsoft.
regular backups on windows are only pictures, downloads, emails, documents, etc.
programs cannot be backed up and they must be restored from your original CDS.
heck, windows easy transfer was removed from windows 10. if you have an old computer with windows 7 and you want to replace it with windows 10. windows easy transfer is no longer available. you have to get a third party program. sounds easy to me! i don't think easy transfer transferred programs. so you better have your CDs.
protecting the artists
any music that is purchased as a "iTunes plus" song has no limit on how many computers or iOS devices that can play that song. a computer running itunes does not need to authorized or logged onto apple to play that song.
if you have a large library of old itunes songs that have Digital Rights Management, then you can use iTunes Match @ $25 a year to match the old copies. afterwards you can trash the old copies.you replace them with iTunes Plus. after the iTunes Match expires. the music you download is yours to keep
google cloud music
me and my brother signed up for the free deal. i have no idea how to figure out which songs were "matched" or what songs are "uploaded". i cant tell the difference. i do not know how.
[doublepost=1461055649][/doublepost]there is no need to move a backup to another computer. you just connect the iPhone to that computer and tell itunes to back it up.