Syncing iphone to Air - assistance needed!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by macdent, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. macdent macrumors newbie

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    Now that I am up and running, I wanted to sync my iPhone and apps.
    I was hoping for an easy attach the iphone, connect to iTunes and the Air would recognize my data, apps, etc, and transfer them. NO - if I try to sync then all is lost to the new iTunes library!!
    I know you guys are way ahead of the curve here so decided to go to the forum for help - please assist.
    Cheers!
     
  2. DaveOZ macrumors regular

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    Safest way is to copy your iTunes library to your Air from wherever you had it before. Then sync the iPhone.
     
  3. macdent thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What if you do not want all your iTunes library on the Air - do you just delete the stuff you do not want??
     
  4. munckee macrumors 65816

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    You can run your iTunes library off an external drive too. I do that at home via a wired drive and at work via wireless connection.
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Yes and no.
    Yes you can copy your iTunes folder to your Air, but the Air will be seen as a new computer regardless. Your best bet would be to back your phone up on your old machine first and see if you cannot copy that backup to your new computer. I tried that and it worked.
     
  6. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    +1 ^^^ Make sure you have a back-up, then you can transfer your iTunes Library using Senuti (just google it)...:cool:
     
  7. macdent thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how do you B/U an iphone?

    Jessica,
    How did you back up your iPhone - I have it connected to my old Mac and did sync but cannot see how to back it up.
     
  8. robotica macrumors 6502a

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