HT1386: iOS: Syncing your data with iTunesLearn about iOS: Syncing your data with iTunes
Currently Being ModeratedJul 2, 2012 6:10 PM (in response to Stephen Bloch)
You can only connect your iPhone to one computer, even if you manually manage music and video (for whatever reason, the iPhone is different from iPods and iPads in this regard). This message is warning you that you're trying to sync to a different computer, which is what iTunes is supposed to do.
Whatever computer your iPhone normally considers home-base is where you need to re-add these ringtones from. If for some reason your iPhone thinks your computer is a different one than it normally syncs to, but it is not different, then that is another matter.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 2, 2012 7:06 PM (in response to rockmyplimsoul)
Yes, I know about the "you can only sync your phone to one computer." It was stupid three years ago and it's still stupid, but I'm sorta used to it.
However, the main part of my question is: even once I've figured out which computer the phone is synced to, why can't I copy ring tones onto the phone without erasing all the music on it?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 3, 2012 10:19 AM (in response to Stephen Bloch)
Stephen Bloch wrote:
even once I've figured out which computer the phone is synced to, why can't I copy ring tones onto the phone without erasing all the music on it?
Perhaps connecting your iPhone to another computer first mucked things up, not sure though.
If you're manually manage music and video on your iPhone (I assume that you are?) then I think you can drag and drop tones from your iTunes library to your iPhone (not sure on that since I auto-sync music, and ringtones). You might give that a try. What you can't do is like this user was trying to do -- drag tones from their computer desktop (not iTunes) to their iPhone, but once re-directed it sounds like he was able to manually drop tones to his iPhone: