Old mac. New phone. How to sync.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by smaidment, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. smaidment macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2008

    I have a macbook running Mac OS X 4.10.11 (Tiger).

    I have recently bought an iPhone 3GS.

    I am unable to sync with itunes (or icloud) on my Mac... I am told I need a newer version of iTunes, which is not compatible with my (outdated) Mac.

    Is there any way of uploading music to my phone without the new version of itunes?

    Is there any way of updating my Mac to enable me to download the latest version of iTunes and sync my mac with my phone?

    Hope you can help.
  2. Steve.P.JobsFan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2010
    If your MacBook is running on OS X Tiger, it can run Leopard and Snow Leopard. Maybe even Lion. You have to update to iTunes 10.6, which requires at least Snow Leopard. Your MacBook is compatible with Snow Leopard.
  3. smaidment thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2008
    Thanks for reply. Is this something that I can do fairly easily, or does it require complicated backing up of files that are already on the computer first?
  4. macdatadrive macrumors regular

    Apr 25, 2011
    The city of Macintosh :)
    Could you perhaps post a picture of your about this mac page or give us your specs?

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