21586 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 17, 2010 5:43 AM by MarkSmith10
Music purchased from the iTunes Store via your iPhone will be synchronized to iTunes when you sync the iPhone. You can also use the Transfer Purchases command under the File menu in iTunes if you aren't synching your iPhone every time you connect it to your computer. Once the content is in iTunes, it's easy to just sync it back to your iPhone should that ever become necessary.
You can read this article for more information, if the iPhone users' guide doesn't make things sufficiently clear:
" syncing music on the iPhone because it only goes in one direction, from the iPhone to your computer. "
That is correct.
" I've synced my iPhone music and so now it's all backed up to my computer. Now suppose something happens to my iPhone and all the music on it gets wiped out? "
Gets wiped out from where? The music should still be on your computer. Just sync your iphone to your computer.
It is, and always has been, basic to backup the important info/music/pics/docs/etc from your computer to an external source ( external drive, flash drive, dvds,cds,etc).
If the music is wiped out from the computer, then you have the backup copy.
Actually it is the other way around - from your iTunes library on your computer to your iPhone with one exception. When you have Sync Music selected under the Music tab for your iPhone sync preferences with iTunes and you purchase/download music with your iPhone from the iTunes store, the music will be copied to your iTunes library on your computer the first time you sync your iPhone with iTunes after doing so.
I purchase/download music with my iPhone on rare occasions only. I mostly use iTunes on my computer for this any my iTunes library on my computer is included with my computer's backup along with all other important data stored on an external drive used for backup purposes only.