Synching iPhone on two computers.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by hakr100, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. hakr100 macrumors 6502a

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    I mostly use my desktop mac to manipulate my iphone 4s. Works fine.
    I'd like to duplicate that on my macbook pro. I connected the iPhone to the laptop and did a manual backup.

    Now I would like to sync the iPhone onto the two computers. But when I tried to sync the music files, I was warned that doing so would replace what is on the iPhone with my entire iTunes library. I don't want to do that. I got the same sort of warned with my iPhone apps.

    So, how do I sync the phone with two computers without destroying what is already on the iPhone?

    Thanks!
     
  2. elykoj macrumors regular

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    i did same thing

    i activated my phone and backed up everything on my work computer. i wanted to get everything off of my work computer and put itunes on my home laptop and sync and backup there only. I was told on here and by Apple tech help that i would indeed lose all my music on my phone. i went ahead and authorized my home laptop and then went ahead and synced it. i believe i got the message that said it would sync to itunes library and i would lose everything as well. i went ahead and did it, but i didnt lose anything on the phone. not sure why or how but i didnt?:eek:. now that i have it backed up onto my home laptop and icloud i am going to delete everything off of my work computer.
     
  3. hakr100 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You're braver than I am, but thanks for your response. :D

    I'm hoping to see a response here that tells me what I have to do to retain the sync on both computers and the contents on my iPhone.
     
  4. iSwag macrumors newbie

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    same

    happens to me too, now i use only 1 :apple:
     
  5. hakr100 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I can't believe iTunes is so crippled you can't have the same data from one iPhone on two computers you own.
     

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