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how do i sync iphone5 to a 10.6.3 itunes without updating my mac

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My mac is OS X 10.5.8 and due to employment restrictions, i am unable to update it to accomodate the latest iTunes update.

As a result, my new iPhone 5 will not sync with my mac itunes!!! No music, no nothing!!!


Please help!

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,140 points)

    Sorry, but it appears you're at a dead end. The iPhone 5 requires iTunes 10.7, and that installs only on systems running 10.6.8 or later. If your company won't allow you to upgrade your Mac to 10.6.8, you're stuck and you'll need to sync your iPhone to another computer.



  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (36,585 points)

    You can download new and most past purchases directly to the iPhone from iCloud.  You won't, however, be able to sync with an iTunes library.


    Downloading (using iOS or computer) past purchases from the App Store, iBookstore, and iTunes Store - - enabled with iTunes 10.3 and newer; not all media formats are available in all countries (see: iTunes in the Cloud and iTunes Match Availability by Country -; apps, books (not audiobooks), music, t.v. shows, and movies (some - not all studios have permitted this).  Downloading previously purchased movies and TV shows requires iTunes 10.6 or later.  Discontinued items not available. For items not included in the iCloud list (e.g., ringtones, audiobooks), or locations or computer systems where iCloud is not (yet?) available, you only get one download per fee paid.


    We need specifications for the other computer.  We don't even know if it is a Mac or a PC.  Can it run iTunes 10.7?  If it can, you can create a new user account and use a new library there.  You can transfer your whole iTunes folder from the old computer to the new one but it won't be easy to keep them synchronized.

  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (36,585 points)

    .what if i didn't have a laptop, but only used my iphone for itunes.  How do i have access to those songs then on my phone?  Can't i do it that way?

    That's what my first two paragraphs were about.


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