Syncing new ringtones, wipes out songs/videos?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by actionvaughn, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. actionvaughn macrumors member

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    I keep getting this same message every time I check the box to sync my new ringtones. The first time I (successfully) added ringtones, all my music was deleted in the process just as the message warns. I manually manage my songs, so I'm not sure where to go from here.

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    I feel like there's a blatantly clear answer out there, and I'm just too dense to figure it out. Help for a newbie? :(
     
  2. The General macrumors 601

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    Did you sync your music from another computer? You can only sync your phone with one iTunes library, I would expect this is the problem.
     
  3. actionvaughn thread starter macrumors member

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    First and only computer I've ever used for this iPhone. :/
     
  4. The General macrumors 601

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    Weird. You have the latest version of iTunes, right?

    Also, if you sync ringtones, does it actually erase everything else? And once it does that, can you sync music afterwards?
     
  5. actionvaughn thread starter macrumors member

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    Latest version, yup. The last time I tried to add ringtones, it deleted all my music and movies. It did allow me to add the tones, and my music back, but I'd prefer not to use that method unless there's absolutely no alternative.... in which case I'd probably do without the tones.

    Photos and apps are set up to sync with no troubles. It's the ring tones that are eluding me.

    :(
     
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  7. vrflyer macrumors 6502

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    I found the sync process to be a bit out of ordinary at times, therefore I've only tried to "manually sync" music/videos. Then again last sync I did it didn't acknowledge my settings and deleted my songs, but not the movies, go figure.

    iTunes is def. a tad buggy. :rolleyes:
     

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