13 Replies Latest reply: Oct 12, 2012 12:31 AM by sberman
ladycx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

when i go to sync my apps with my computer it tells me  ''are you sure you want to sync apps ? all exsisting apps and there data on (iphone) will be replaced with the apps on this itunes library'' does this mean all my data will be lost if i continue ?


iPhone 4S, iOS 6
  • 1. Re: helppp !!!!
    razmee209 Level 7 Level 7 (23,335 points)

    Yes, if you are syncing to a different computer than the one you normally sync to.

  • 2. Re: helppp !!!!
    gdgmacguy Level 6 Level 6 (19,155 points)

    The iPhone can only synch with ONE iTunes library at a time.  All music, apps, etc will be erased from the phone and replaced with those in the new library.

  • 3. Re: helppp !!!!
    ladycx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes it is on a different computer as my old computer doesn't exist anymore as its broken :/ but its an authorised computer :// confused :(

  • 4. Re: helppp !!!!
    sberman Level 7 Level 7 (24,490 points)

    Regarding your broken, previously authorized computer, here's how that works:

     

    You would authorize your new computer -- maybe you've done that already.  Then you will have two computers authorized.  Apple allows you to have up to five computers authorized at any time.  If you get to five, you can then go to your account details in iTunes and remove all authorizations.

     

    Bear in mind this is not saying you can synch to more tham one library.  Razmee209 and gdgmacguy's comments above are correct.  But if Apple only allowed you to authorize one computer at a time, then having a broken computer would mean you could no longer use your Apple ID with iTunes.

  • 5. Re: helppp !!!!
    ladycx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I used to sync with my old comp but it broke :// so now I have this one is there nothing I can do ?? As I have to sync with this one ! :/

  • 6. Re: helppp !!!!
    sberman Level 7 Level 7 (24,490 points)

    Here's an article telling you about getting content from your iPhone to your new computer:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1296

  • 7. Re: helppp !!!!
    ladycx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for your reply :) but my computer is authorised fine it tells me I have 5 altogether too so that's why I'm getting confused :/

  • 8. Re: helppp !!!!
    sberman Level 7 Level 7 (24,490 points)

    As long as it authorized fine, you're OK!  I just tried to explain what's happening.  It's fine for now.  The idea is that in the future, if you stop using a computer before it breaks, you may want to deauthorize it before you get rid of it.

     

    But for now, you're fine!

  • 9. Re: helppp !!!!
    ladycx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    so you are telling me if i continue i will not loose my data ??

  • 10. Re: helppp !!!!
    ladycx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    sorry for being such a pain but i have very sensitive infomation that i cannot afford to loose thanks for  understanding

  • 11. Re: helppp !!!!
    sberman Level 7 Level 7 (24,490 points)

    I'm saying you're fine as far as authorizations go.

     

    Regarding your data, you should read and understand the article (link) I sent above.

  • 12. Re: helppp !!!!
    ladycx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ok thankyou now il have to see

  • 13. Re: helppp !!!!
    sberman Level 7 Level 7 (24,490 points)

    Best of luck synching with your new computer.