Synching 4S with multiple Macs?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by stanw, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. stanw macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2007
    I'm currently synching my 4S with my Macbook Pro.

    - I also have an older MacPro with all of my music on it that I want to synch music from.

    - I also have a new iMac at work that I want to synch videos from.

    1. How do I set it up to do this?
    2. Are there any issues with doing this?

  2. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Good luck with that....apples biggest fail is that it relies on a central computer and a device....your pretty much SOL if you want to use more than one computer, and your really screwed if you need to start syncing with a new computer.
  3. stanw thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2007
    I thought I was able to do this with my old iPod. Is there no way to synch with more than one Mac?
  4. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    This is true and it really doesnt make sense that Apple cares so little about making it easier to sync to multiple computers when their biggest selling Macs are the Air which tops off at 256GB.

    I used to have a MBP for everything so syncing my photos/itunes was simple. But i went to a 128GB Air and Mini and the problem is I sync with Aperture (on the Air) and iTunes (on the Mini) and "It just doesnt work".
  5. dave420 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    Yep, Apple sets different rules by device type. iPods and iPads can have music added from multiple computers, but the iPhone can only get music from one computer. When iTunes match becomes available that may help you with what you are trying to do.
  6. stanw thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2007
    Well, this really frustrates me...

    What will I need to do to change it from synching with my Macbook Pro to my MacPro?


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