Syncing to a new Mac question

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by GazeboHeartAtck, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. GazeboHeartAtck macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2011

    I'm getting a new MacBook pro very soon (upgrading from a windows pc, finally), and I obviously want to sync my iPod touch with that computer. I am a little nervous about losing my apps. I don't really care about re-syncing my music, but will I get to transfer my apps?

    I read that iTunes will ask me if I want to make the new computer the main computer but it didn't say anything about syncing apps. But even if it doesn't sync the apps, will I be able to re-download the (paid) apps that are linked to my account?

    Also: should I de-authorize my old computer first?

    Any help is very much appreciated.
  2. McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle

    You can authorize up to 5 computers with your iTunes account.

    The iOS Apps can be re-downloaded many times without having to paid for them.
    But for the iTunes media: paid videos and paid music, you can download only once.

    When you get your new Mac, open iTunes before syncing anything, update it.
    Set Up you iTunes account in the Store.
    And in the Preferences be sure that the automatic syncing is disable. Then when you connect your iPod you can select it and without syncing it you can do what is called: Transfer Purchases. By doing that you will transfer all you bought content from your iPod to the Mac iTunes Library.
  3. GazeboHeartAtck thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2011

    I'll do as you say.
  4. steadysignal macrumors 6502a


    Dec 21, 2010
    once you do the 5, if you need to reset all of them, you can, but only once per year.

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