2997 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 5, 2009 9:03 AM by Allan Sampson
Its a licensing thing. You have to have the music on the computer before you can send it to the iPhone. iTunes will download any purchased music again without charge as long as you transfer the "license" over to the new computer. There is software that will transfer "unlicensed" music from the phone back up to the PC, but not purchased music.
The iphone music sync is one way. You can only sync to one computer/library at a time. The iphone is not a storage device and is designed not to allow the use of iphone to transfer music from computer to computer.
This is the way it is. This is no secret.
Hopefully you can still return the iphone and get something that meets your needs. You have clearly purchased the wrong device for you.
For the most part, I give a Windows user the benefit of the doubt when something is described as not being user friendly since every Windows user is an expert in this regard, but if you describe iTunes as not being user friendly, wow, just wow. And what on earth does not being able to sync an iPhone with an iTunes library on multiple computers have to do with you having trouble transferring your music from one computer to another? If you had trouble with such a simple data transfer from one computer to another, your entire rant has nothing to with iTunes not being user friendly, even though every Windows sufferer is an expert on the subject.