Syncing issues

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by gman1001, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. gman1001 macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2010
    *posted on apple support forum, didn't get a great response*

    Massive troubles with our existing Mac, iTunes and synching our daughters new touch.

    Heres what we want to do. Use one iTunes account (my wifes iPhone is primary device) but be able to connect my daughters new iTouch, synch music, her Gmail, Gmail contacts etc... It is obviously imperative that my daughters iTouch be unique from my wifes iPhone settings, contacts etc....

    Here is what happens. When I connect the iTouch the Summary tab states "iTouch name" which tells me that the Mac sees this device as unique. (and now my wifes iPhone)

    Next I go to the "Info" tab and select Synch Contacts. Here I input my daughters Gmail info. everything seems well and good.

    Upon synching the iTouch, the iTouch DOESN'T synch the gmail settings at all BUT DOES synch all of my wifes iPhone settings contacts (which reside in the MAC address book)

    Based on this giant mistake - I want to restore my daughters iTouch to its status pre-synch. Mac preferences state I have a snapshot from earlier today that should be able to select as my backup point. HOWEVER, when I select restore from the summary page, it tells me that the device will be put back to Factory settings and all data lost. How do I select the restore point of this morning?

    Based on my experiences it seems that a MAC computer with iTunes is not able to manage more than one device and have each device be totally unique.

    Any help or advice here would be very much appreciated.
  2. androiphone macrumors 65816

    Dec 13, 2009
    dont set it up on the computer but set up google sync on the ipod touch this is the best way for gmail sync and is also push

    when you do this turn off all contact, calendar and email syncing in itunes (where you would enter the gmail info you mention)
    it will only then sync direct from the gmail cloud to the device and bypass any computer conflicts

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