Synching iPhone with 2 different iTunes libraries

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by stevearm, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. stevearm macrumors 6502a

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    Hi all,

    Just a quick question... I use a PC and a Mac. I have my music, apps etc on my PC desktop, and my photos and videos on my Macbook.

    Just got an iPhone 4, is it possible to use my PC to sync most of my stuff, then plug it into my Macbook and sync only my photos and videos and nothing else?

    Is this possible?

    Cheers in advance..
     
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  5. mfram macrumors 65816

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    It's not designed for that. It's designed to sync to one computer only. There may be third-party stuff available to help. But not from Apple.
     
  6. Thraun macrumors regular

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    Far as I know, the closest you can get is checking off 'Manually manage music and videos' in the iPhone summary page in iTunes. This will basically allow you to grab movies and music from any iTunes library and put them on the iPhone. Photos, apps and all else still can only sync from one library.

    I'd recommend consolidating your libraries onto one machine. You can have your iTunes library on an external drive too, if there's not enough room on just one of your machines.
     
  7. stevearm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But isn't it possible to sync from any computer you connect the iPhone to? Even in my case, a second one?

    Can't I just tick music, contacts, calendars to sync on my PC. Plug it into my macbook and tick only photos and videos?
     

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