19689 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 20, 2010 4:38 PM by Andy30104
You transfer music to an iPhone in the same way the music was transferred to your iPod - via the iTunes sync process. The iPhone includes an iPod. You can't transfer iTunes content direct from one iPod to another. It has been this way since day one with the first iPod.
Why would getting a new computer cause you to lose any music or any data that was available on your old computer?
iTunes includes an option to transfer iTunes content that was purchased/downloaded from the iTunes store from an iPod or iPhone, but this is for iTunes content that was purchased/downloaded from the iTunes store only.
First you need to authorize your new computer with your iTunes account with iTunes. With your iPod connected and without syncing, at the iTunes menu bar go to File and select Transfer Purchases From - the name of your iPod.
I lost most of my files due to virus and so lost the use of my pc.
So I have my current music files on my iPod and want to transfer to my iphone which i just got.
I have been connecting to itunes but every time i want to select a song to transfer to my iphone it just alerts me that the file doesnt exist.
I will try as you advise and see what happens.
Another Microsoft tax. Why so many accept and put up with that is beyond me even after paying for antivirus software year after year after year. You should dump that swiss cheese for security garbage the first chance you get.
Your iTunes library should be included with your computer's backup along with all other important data stored on an external drive or some other external media used for backup purposes only. This is important regardless the platform but a number 1 priority with Windows due to a Microsoft tax - constant virus, adware, and spyware concerns.
This link includes instructions for consolidating your iTunes library. Give that a try to see if it finds the music files on your computer's hard drive that are missing from your iTunes library.
"I lost most of my files due to virus and so lost the use of my pc."
This is one of the many reasons that it has always been very basic to always maintain a backup copy of your computer ( files/docs/music/pics/etc.) Just use your backup copy to put everything back.
If for some reason you have failed to backup ( not good), then you can transfer itunes purchases from an ipod: File>Transfer Purchases
back up, yes, yes, I know, i always say "i must do a back up", but i always forget....i know...at my loss
I will rephrase.. i didn't buy a whole new pc, sorry, I had to reformat as i kept getting the blue screen of death!
I will try all that everyone has advised.
Hope it works!
Hi and welcome to Apple friendly forum
Dont worry arcane1977. If your music is still on the iPod, you can use this program call "Sharepod" that let you transfer iPod ---> computer. After that you can use iTunes to sync to your iPhone
Enjoy your magical iPhone