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Can I sync my iPhone with 2 computers?

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Apollo_I3 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Jul 14, 2008 2:48 PM
With my older iPods, I can sync and put music on them from more than one computer. Is this no more?

With the iPhone, can I not sync up more than one computer? At home I have a Mac and PC, and at work I have a PC.
iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Metro Admin Calculating status...
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    Aug 20, 2008 12:56 PM (in response to Apollo_I3)
    I noticed that the itunes 7.7 and iphone 2.0.2 software now restricts even MANUALLY managing music and video to one computer.
    I do not want to SYNC at all. I want to manage my music and video. With the 2.0 software i could do this from two machines with the 2.0.2 I have to erase my whole ipod just to move one song onto my phone. what gives?
    Xserve,iMacg5,G5,g5DP, emac, iMacg4, ibook,ibook,intelmac, wintel, vista, etc g4,powerbook, windows, Mac OS X (10.5.4), Mac Shop lots of macs not just one
  • Ansuz82 Level 6 Level 6 (8,265 points)
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    Aug 20, 2008 12:58 PM (in response to Apollo_I3)
    Apollo_I3 wrote:
    With my older iPods, I can sync and put music on them from more than one computer. Is this no more?

    With the iPhone, can I not sync up more than one computer? At home I have a Mac and PC, and at work I have a PC.


    The iPhone can only sync music/video/photos with one libary at a time. Manually manage does not change this.

    Contacts/calendars/bookmarks will sync with multiple machines.
    Mac Pro, 20' Cinema Display, iSight, MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4), iPhone 8gb, iPod Video 60gb, Time Capsule, Apple TV
  • Bam1 Calculating status...
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    Aug 20, 2008 6:24 PM (in response to Apollo_I3)
    Well you can sync with two computers but you must store the same content on both! You can transfer using a usb thumb stick the contents of one itunes library to the other computer making them the same I know it may sound like a pain in the Butt but thats the only option, it is usefull to do this though because you may be at work and download something or vice versa at home and you want to sync while in the other location, so keep your usb thumbstick along with your iphone LOL where ever you go haha, cause iphone isnt really a storage device more just a player.
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  • Jon Lopiano Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Sep 9, 2008 6:18 AM (in response to Bam1)
    If I were to update it on my Imac first and sync all the info, then plugged it into my Ibook. Would one database override the other (My Iphone calander will overwrite the Ibooks calander, or vice versa), or will it merge the two databases into one common?
    That it what I would like to happen. I can uncheck any information on eithier one I don't need to see at any specific time
    Ibook, Mac OS X (10.4)
  • neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7 (31,685 points)
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    Sep 9, 2008 6:22 AM (in response to Jon Lopiano)
    Contacts and calendars will be merged, not overwritten.
    17" CD MBP, iPhone 3G, iPodTouch, Mac OS X (10.4.11),  since the ][e
  • 8jumper Calculating status...
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    Nov 13, 2008 2:59 PM (in response to Apollo_I3)
    I have a similar problem. I updated to iTunes 8.0.1.11, and now can't sync my apps or media with my iPhone, as it says it's a different library. This is extremely frustrating in that it's the same bloody computer, and would be the same library if iTunes didn't screw it all up. Apple, let us sync with more than one library! I've already lost all my playlists, and will have to lose several purchased applications on my phone if I choose to sync apps with my computer.
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