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Lost laptop syncing issue

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gm1964 Calculating status...
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Sep 10, 2012 6:06 AM

I have suffred a loss of a laptop which means I cannot sync my phone to itunes without losing my music library. Is there a way to set up a new itunes allowing me to sync the stored music from the phone (iphone 4)? Any help and advice gratefully received?

iPhone 4
  • dankarlinski Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Sep 10, 2012 7:33 AM (in response to gm1964)

    I believe you are asking to pull music FROM your iPhone TO the computer.  Is that correct?

     

    If so, iTunes does not allow,this AFAIK.   There are third party softwares that will pull it from the iPhone.

     

     

    Keep in mind that music that was purchased from another iTunes account will not play.  Also, keep in mind that music piracy is illegal. :)

  • dankarlinski Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Sep 10, 2012 7:41 AM (in response to gm1964)

    I hear you.

     

    I used to use MediaMonkey to pull songs off of my iPod classic.   You may want to look into that.   Or just google "removing music from iPhone" or something of those lines.

     

    Glad I could resolve your issues.  

     

    Enjoy!

     

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  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,865 points)
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    Sep 10, 2012 7:42 AM (in response to gm1964)

    Did you not have a backup of the data on your computer?  The iPhone is NOT a backup device.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,440 points)
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    Sep 10, 2012 7:43 AM (in response to gm1964)

    gm1964 wrote:

     

    I have suffred a loss of a laptop which means I cannot sync my phone to itunes without losing my music library. Is there a way to set up a new itunes allowing me to sync the stored music from the phone (iphone 4)? Any help and advice gratefully received?

    Well, the EASY way is to restore the backup of your lost laptop to your new computer. If that's not an option think about it for the future, and see this user tip: Syncing to a "New" Computer or replacing a "crashed" Hard Drive

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