Restore pc, how does iTunes sync next time?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by el.jeffe58, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. el.jeffe58 macrumors member

    el.jeffe58

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    Let's say I wipe my pc clean to do a fresh install. Lose my iTunes. Of course, everything is still on the phone. When I go to sync next time, how do I ensure the sync goes from phone to iTunes, and I do not lose my phone settings, apps, and more? I did this once before but, duh, I forgot. It was a little obscure. Thanks and sorry for being dense.
     
  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    After that happens and you reinstall iTunes connect the iPhone to your computer. Right click on "iPhone" and click back up. The only thing you'll lose will be your music and photos. Your apps and settings will be back up into iTunes.

    Otherwise your computer is going to recognize your iPhone as a new device and delete everything then sync whatever is currently on the computer to the iPhone.
     
  3. el.jeffe58 thread starter macrumors member

    el.jeffe58

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    I did it once be4 where I did not lose my pics too. Just forgot. Thanks!
     

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