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ladycx Calculating status...
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Oct 11, 2012 2:07 PM

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
  • razmee209 Level 7 Level 7 (21,195 points)
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    Oct 11, 2012 2:08 PM (in response to ladycx)

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

  • gdgmacguy Level 6 Level 6 (18,405 points)
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    Oct 11, 2012 2:11 PM (in response to ladycx)

    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.

  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (23,680 points)
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    Oct 11, 2012 10:59 PM (in response to ladycx)

    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.

  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (23,680 points)
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    Oct 11, 2012 11:06 PM (in response to ladycx)

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

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

  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (23,680 points)
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    Oct 11, 2012 11:10 PM (in response to ladycx)

    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!

  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (23,680 points)
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    Oct 12, 2012 12:03 AM (in response to ladycx)

    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.

  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (23,680 points)
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    Oct 12, 2012 12:31 AM (in response to ladycx)

    Best of luck synching with your new computer.

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