4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 7, 2009 6:11 AM by applegenius18
Freckles09 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Ok so I thought it would be straight forward but its not! Basically I had a 4th generation ipod & my boyfriend just brought me a new 16GB ipod touch and loaded some songs onto when he gave it to me as a gift. These songs he downloaded are on the ipod but when I plugged the ipod into itunes it doesn't recognise what is on the ipod touch but just shows what I had previously on my old ipod. This wouldn't be a problem but the two won't sync together! I want both lots of music on the ipod touch but its not happening! It may be a simple straight forward thing that I should be doing but I seem to have tried everything I can to get the two to sync. I no longer want to use my old 4th generation ipod but still want the music to remain in itunes so I can put some of my old stuff on my new ipod touch!! Can anyone tell me where I am going wrong as I am feeling totally dumb right now ha! Thanks

Packard Bell, Windows XP
  • Duddo Level 4 Level 4 (1,470 points)
    Hi,

    Welcome to Apple Discussions,

    You cannot synch with two different accounts/libraries and that is essentially what you are trying to do by keeping the music already downloaded onto the Touch.
    You could try "Manually managing music and video" to transfer music by "drag and drop" from your library but this in my opinion would be a short term fix, ultimately leading to problems. Eventually you will lose the pre-installed tracks.
    Better you obtain the tracks in some other media (CD/DVD) and put them in your own library, then be able to synch normally.

    Regards,

    Dud.
  • Freckles09 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Dud

    Thanks for your reply! I did try last night to manually synch the ipod touch so that I could transfer some of the music in my itunes library to the new ipod but this didn't work. I kind of gathered that it wasn't possible to have two ipods under one itunes library but am unsure as to what the best thing to do is because I don't want to lose the music that has been put onto the touch for me. I just wanted to add my own stuff to it. Will I have to delete my existing itunes library that I have set up for my old ipod???
  • Duddo Level 4 Level 4 (1,470 points)
    Hi,

    DO NOT DELETE YOUR OLD LIBRARY!

    No point in doing that, you will lose all your music!

    You can synch two iPods with one library (lots of people do this) but not one iPod with two libraries (at least not conveniently).

    The best way to proceed is get copies of the music your boyfriend gave to you and import it into your library, then you will have everything in one place and synching will be easy.
    If the music from your boyfriend is from CD or standard Mp3 files then get him to give you a copy to load into you iTunes. If the tracks have been purchased from iTunes using his account then unfortunately you cannot legitimately share them.

    Regards,

    Dud.
  • applegenius18 Level 3 Level 3 (890 points)
    you can have to ipods under on library, actually you can have many more than that. you won't have to delete anything.