The "Sync-Back Up To The Computer" Feature I Never Knew

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Football1maniac, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. Football1maniac macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2007
    So the other day, I decided to clean up my hard drive a little and delete most of the TV Shows that I had in iTunes (that I didn't buy). But on my iPod touch, I made it so when I sync to my computer, it wouldn't delete the shows that were on my iPod touch that weren't on my computer.

    So today, I plugged my iPod back in, and a little pop-up came up. Asking me if, I would like to sync some purchased material from my iPod to my iTunes Library. Sure enough, it did and now those TV Shows are back. Interesting how every where I looked about the iPod touch, no where did I see something about this feature. It could come in handy, especially if our Library gets deleted.:rolleyes::apple:
  2. Numzie macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2007
    If you couldnt do this no one would but music over the wifi store.
  3. macchappy macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2007
    I suppose that this is similar to how if you go to Videos, and flick from right to left on a video, you get a choice to delete it.
  4. REBELinBLUE macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2007
    London, UK
    iTunes has had this for a while, I always used to get the alert when I plugged my 5th Gen iPod in at work.

    Note that it isn't a way to backup your library, as it will only transfer iTunes purchased music, so you'll need to keep a backup of other files anyway.

    <edit> It transferred non purchased TV shows back to iTunes, or do you mean shows you deleted on the iPod are back? If the latter, it is a bug, try playing them and you will see there is nothing in them
  5. Cointreau macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2007
    Just a point of clarification if you don't mind, since I'm fairly new to iPods in general...

    How do you set it up on the iPod so that if you delete a movie on your hard drive, it will not delete it from the iPod?

    Many thanks!

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