12 Replies Latest reply: Mar 1, 2014 12:09 PM by MacFan79 Branched to a new discussion.
Quarterpast Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Is it possible to sync with multiple computers with the same phone, this would be nice to figure out.


iPhone 4, iOS 5.0.1
  • 1. Re: how to sync with multiple computers
    AnaMusic Level 9 Level 9 (57,005 points)

    The iPhone is designed to Sync with only  one Computer...

     

    Syncing with iTunes

  • 2. Re: how to sync with multiple computers
    mauijiminar Level 4 Level 4 (1,605 points)

    All computers will need the SAME apple ID. The same way as you would with one computer

  • 3. Re: how to sync with multiple computers
    mauijiminar Level 4 Level 4 (1,605 points)

    Sorry Ana is right.

  • 4. Re: how to sync with multiple computers
    Quarterpast Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Have same id in both still nothing, if anna is right than that is stupid but will deal with it.

  • 5. Re: how to sync with multiple computers
    diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (21,935 points)

    There is nothing "stupid" about only being able to sync with one computer.

    Do you have a legitimate reason for wanting to sync with multiple computers?

     

    The majority of the time, the reason people want to sync with multiple computers is to gain access to media that they have no legal right to.  For example, syncing music off of a friends computer.

     

    If your reason for syncing with multiple computers is something related to email or contacts, it is very likely that this can be done over the air instead of needing to physically plug the device in.

  • 6. Re: how to sync with multiple computers
    saimurr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You may or may not be aware (I'm guessing not, judging by your reply), but some people actually have more than one computer. For instance, I have a Mac desktop and home and at work, as well as a MacBook Pro and MacBook, and for me it would be incredibly handy to be able to sync with all three computers. Having my devices backed up to only one computer doesn't feel great, and there are plenty of times when I'd like to be able to sync it with apps I've downloaded to one or the other computer.

     

    If you got off your high horse for a moment, you might actually see that, so instead of being so presumptious about peoples illegal usage, you'd understand that when people pay for a device, there are certain ways they would like it to work - syncing with multiple computers being one of them.

  • 7. Re: how to sync with multiple computers
    diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (21,935 points)

    Frankly, I do not care what your reasons are.

    Apple does not allow syncing with multiple computers.

    Your gripe is with Apple... address it with them.  If they see a benefit to allowing syncing with multiple computers, they will make changes to iTunes/iOS to allow it.

     

    Until then, the restriction exists, deal with it or find another device that suits your needs.

  • 8. Re: how to sync with multiple computers
    saimurr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It's pretty obvious that you don't care, so why are you trolling on this thread in the first place? People come here to find answers, not to listen to people like you who think they know better than everyone else.

     

    My gripe is as much with you being so high and mighty as with Apple for not allowing this kind of functionality. At least Apple has some reason for their policy, but you, I'm pretty sure you are here just to troll.

     

    People wanted to know if they could do this, not to have you judge them and tell them there was no good reason for asking, which you were quite obviously wrong about as well.

  • 9. Re: how to sync with multiple computers
    wiclee Level 5 Level 5 (6,940 points)

    Yes, you can sync your device with multiple computers.  Only that one is set to AUTO SYNC whilst the rest is set to "MANUALLY MANAGE MUSIC".

     

    Refer to this article:

    Using iPhone, iPad, or iPod with multiple computers

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1202

     

    However, issues may occur leading to data corruption or data loss if you regularly sync Contacts, Calendars, Notes, or bookmarks between multiple computers using iTunes and your iOS device. Syncing once to move your data to a new computer should not cause these issues.

    Refer to this article:

    iOS: Issues syncing content with multiple computers using iTunes

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1474

  • 10. Re: how to sync with multiple computers
    seaton09 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a MacBook Pro through my college, and I have all my iCal items on that computer, but I have all my music, apps, etc. on a PC desktop that is my personal home computer.  I am wondering if I can sync my iPod touch with my MacBook for the iCal items and also with my PC for the music and such without loosing either of the two when trying to sync with the other computer?

  • 11. Re: how to sync with multiple computers
    jnanson Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Apple is just like our socialist government, they think they are big brother and have to protect us from ourselves.  No thank you, Apple, switching to Android on next phone!

  • 12. Re: how to sync with multiple computers
    MacFan79 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Guess somebody got schooled.  wiclee - those links were very helpful !!