7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2008 2:59 PM by 8jumper
Apollo_I3 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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)
  • Apollo_I3 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    ok, once again, just checking to see if there're any answers on this.

    I'd love to sync my videos from home, and my music from work. Drives me nuts that I can't. To make it better, I'd love it if I could just sync them both to both. i.e. I buy a song on amazon (not iTunes sorry) from my work computer, sync it to my iPhone, take that home and sync that up to my home computer.

    Even if I can't do that. To be able to just ADD music TO my iPhone from two different source computers would be great.

    Is there any way to accomplish this? Any way at all?
  • Metro Admin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    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?
  • Ansuz82 Level 6 Level 6 (8,265 points)
    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.
  • Bam1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    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.
  • Jon Lopiano Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    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
  • neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7 (31,690 points)
    Contacts and calendars will be merged, not overwritten.
  • 8jumper Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    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.