5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 1, 2010 12:17 PM by bill713
bill713 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I recently had to install itunes on a new computer. I'm trying to sync my 3gs iphone but don't want itunes to erase all my purchased content.

I have not connected my iphone to a itunes in several months and have a ton of music and apps that I downloaded thru wi-fi. I get the warning messages that all content will be erased if I try to sync....What's up with this?? I know you can't have more than one computer for the itunes but there must be a solution to this.

Any help is mucho appreciated!!!

Windows 7
  • 1. Re: Sync without erasing?
    Niel Level 10 Level 10 (242,110 points)
    Connect the iPhone and choose Transfer Purchases from the dialog box which appears or the File menu in iTunes. Do NOT sync the iPhone until you've completed this task.

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  • 2. Re: Sync without erasing?
    Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (25,950 points)
    BEFORE doing the Transfer you must Authorize the new computer to the same account that your iPhone is authorized to.
  • 3. Re: Sync without erasing?
    bill713 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you both very-very much.
    So if I complete those two tasks, I should be able to sync and update my iphone without itunes erasing anything?
  • 4. Re: Sync without erasing?
    Niel Level 10 Level 10 (242,110 points)
    So if I complete those two tasks, I should be able to sync and update my iphone without itunes erasing anything?


    If the iPhone only contains content from the iTunes Store, yes. The Transfer Purchases option won't move content from elsewhere.

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  • 5. Re: Sync without erasing?
    bill713 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    yes, all content songs, apps and books purchased thru itunes.
    I will give it a go then and try to update with the new software as well.
    Really appreciate your responses. Thanks!!