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Sync with music and outlook

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Bigbuffalo Calculating status...
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Jan 22, 2012 2:22 PM

I have itunes (music) on one computer and outlook (contacts & calendar) on another.  Can I sync the music from the one and sync outlook from the other with my iphone 4s?

iPhone 4S
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)
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    Jan 22, 2012 2:36 PM (in response to Bigbuffalo)

    Yes, but not recommended.

     

    Turn automatic syncing off so when your iPhone is connected to iTunes on each computer syncing must be done manually.

     

    The only options you will have selected for your iPhone sync preferences with iTunes on the computer with Outlook will be syncing contacts and calendar events with Outlook.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,855 points)
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    Jan 22, 2012 2:43 PM (in response to Bigbuffalo)

    In theory, yes. In practice, it's a very very bad idea. It's only a matter of time before you click something you didn't mean to and completely munge up your data.

     

    If there is any way to avoid it, then do so.

     

    Lots of people will tell you then do this without problems... but... (no offence intended) the fact that you have to come here and ask about it is a good indicator that you may not have the technical savvy to avoid accidentally hosing yourself in the process.

  • AussieLyndal Calculating status...
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    Dec 4, 2012 9:48 PM (in response to Bigbuffalo)

    This really doesn't work properly...  the problem is that when you set Music to sync on one computer, on the other computer where you DON'T want Music to sync, it always shows up ticked and tries to sync it.  So I then untick it and it deletes all the Music off the iphone!

     

    This only appears to be an issue with Music.  I don't have this problem with other types of data.  e.g. on the computer where I sync Music only, it doesn't delete Notes from the iPhone just because Notes aren't ticked there.

     

    Note I'm only sync'ing Notes on my Outlook computer, not calendar and contacts, because I'm using iCloud for the latter two.

     

    What the upshot of all this is, every time I sync on the computer with Outlook Notes syncing, I have to then sync the Iphone again on the computer where I'm syncing Music, to load up all the Music again onto my iPhone.

     

    BTW the way, this should absolutely NOT be a bad idea!  The only badness is the quality and design of the iTunes software.  Sync'ing this way is a basic requirement these days.  Many people have multiple computers.  I have a "play" PC in the loungeroom, hooked up to hifi, TV, etc. and a "workhorse" PC in the study with all my ,well, work on it.  Exactly why should it cause iTunes grief for me to sync different data on both computers to my iPhone????  This is a case of  typically poor quality personal computer software... not not dumb users!

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