7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 11, 2009 8:41 AM by Allan Sampson
sdfghsdftgsdh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I've done a lot of searches and have seen nothing that doesn't look like a "hack" to sync my iphone to two computers. There are two iphones in my house and two computers. I purchase songs and applications on both computers with one iTunes account (each computer has different stuff). WHy can't I sync my two iphones on either computer. I have paid for applications and songs on both computers, but I can't load them on both my phones. Is there a way to do this?

Windows Vista
  • 1. Re: How to sync iphone with 2 computers
    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)
    The iPhone does not support disk mode so in regards to iTunes content, an iPhone can be synced with an iTunes library on a single computer only.

    You need to transfer all iTunes content from one computer to the other - to the computer that you want to sync iTunes content with your iPhone.
  • 2. Re: How to sync iphone with 2 computers
    sdfghsdftgsdh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    "You need to transfer all iTunes content from one computer to the other - to the computer that you want to sync iTunes content with your iPhone."

    That would be great. How do I do that?

    A follow up question would be what happens when my computer dies? My iPhone won't be able to sync to the new computer, correct?
  • 3. Re: How to sync iphone with 2 computers
    Buegie Level 6 Level 6 (13,330 points)
    One iPhone – Two or More Computers

    Typically, an iPhone can be synced with an iTunes library on a single computer only for Music and Photos. You are able to sync contact info, calendar events, and Safari bookmarks on multiple computers.

    If you want to sync Music/Photos on multiple PCs then the link examples below may help. While not an Apple endorsed method, you can see these workarounds (two of many examples):
    i) One iPhone, Two Computers, Many Solutions
    ii) How to sync an iPhone with two (or more) Computers

    Generally, a Google search will yield more than enough websites that can assist you should you need more options. They are not too hard to find. Search, Evaluate, then choose one that makes you comfortable.

    Best of Luck Buegie
  • 4. Re: How to sync iphone with 2 computers
    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)
    With both computer's connected in some fashion - directly or via the same wireless network, or with an external drive.

    A follow up question would be what happens when my computer dies? My iPhone won't be able to sync to the new computer, correct?


    One of the reasons why maintaining a backup of all important data on your computer's hard drive which should include your iTunes library stored on an external drive or some other external media used for backup purposes only is important. This is important regardless the platform, but even more so with a Windows PC due to constant virus, adware, and spyware concerns.
  • 5. Re: How to sync iphone with 2 computers
    sdfghsdftgsdh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Has anyone used the TouchCopy program? I'd rather pay a little than dig in to the codes and all that.
  • 6. Re: How to sync iphone with 2 computers
    sdfghsdftgsdh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    "With both computer's connected in some fashion - directly or via the same wireless network, or with an external drive."

    Allan,
    Thanks for the help. I do have my two computers on a wireless network. I hate to be a pain but how do I move my iTune files and applications from one to the other computer? I'm assuming you just don't click and drag.
  • 7. Re: How to sync iphone with 2 computers
    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)
    With a Mac, you enable File Sharing and read/write access for each Mac connected to the same wireless network for accessing and sharing/transferring files between each Mac that is connected. I can inform you how to do this with a Mac, but not with a Windows PC.

    Check Vista's help on your PC, or visit Microsoft's website.