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syncing two iphones separately

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Nov 13, 2012 2:44 PM

i have an iphone 4 and an iphone 3 which I use as an ipod. How can I manage separate syncing?

iPhone 4S, iOS 6
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,165 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 3:09 PM (in response to flipflopfloo)

    Open itunes.

     

    Connect iphone 4, select what you want, sync.  Disconnect

     

    Connect iphone 3 , select what you want, sync

  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,165 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 3:59 PM (in response to flipflopfloo)

    "

    If only it were that simple. I have discovered what you need to do is create two libraries.

    Start iTunes whilst holding down shift."

     

    Why do you think you need to do this?

     

    I sync two iphones and three ipods just the way I said in teh first post.

     

    Don't know why you would create another library.

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,900 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 5:11 PM (in response to flipflopfloo)

    One library, multiple playlists. Each device is set to sync with a different set of playlists.

     

    tt2

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,900 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 5:46 PM (in response to flipflopfloo)

    You have to tick/untick a whole lot of boxes twice. And if you ever ctrl-click one of them you're have to start over. And if you  actually want to listen to an album that is unticked you'll need to tick it or manually start each track. And... etc. With two libraries that's either a whole lot duplicated media, or problems when you update something in one library but not the other.

     

    The easy way is to make two playlists. Device 1 & Device 2. Drag the tracks you want on Device 1 into its playlist, repeat for track 2. Delete tracks from either playlist if you need to free up room for other content. Each device knows which playlist it syncs with so you only make that selection once. Add in a few smart playlists, if you want, and it gets even easier. Check boxes are ideal for stuff that you don't actually want to remove from your library but rarely want to play, such as a bonus interview on an album. They are not an optimal solution for determining what does and does not go on your devices.

     

    Apps will look after themelves if you disable "Automatically sync new apps" on the apps tab. Each device should remember its own settings for calendars & contacts.

     

    tt2

  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,165 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 7:21 PM (in response to flipflopfloo)

    Huh?

     

    you only have to select what you want ONCE for each device.

     

    Two libraries seems extremely cumbersome.

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