3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 24, 2010 6:36 PM by roaminggnome
ptsnj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have two iTunes accounts. One contains all my music for my iPod and is on our home computer. The other is on my company laptop. I have synced my iPhone 4 to the account on the laptop (so it syncs my Outlook info for business). I want to move the music from the iTunes account on my home computer into my iPhone. But if I try to manually move the music to my iPhone, it tells me that the phone can be synched to only one iTunes library and asks if I want to erase the iPhone and synch with this (my home computer's) iTunes library. How can I get the music from the one iTunes account either into my iPhone or into the other iTunes account? If I elect to "erase this iPhone" and synch with the iTunes library on my home computer, what exactly is erased from the iPhone? Just whatever music I might have in the phone (I have none)? Or does it erase everything in the phone (i.e. apps, etc.). Thanks so much to anybody who can help.

iMac, iOS 4
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (92,965 points)
    This is how the iphone works.

    You can sync/manage music with one and only one computer. If you sync/manage to another, it will erase the music from iphone and replace with music from the new computer.


    Move the music from your other computer ( or your backup copy of the other computer) to the one you want to use.

    You can transfer itunes purchases from the iphone:

    Without syncing: File>Transfer Purchases
  • ptsnj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks so much for your reply. Two follow-up questions. First: How do I move the music from the one computer to the other? Copy to an external hard drive? Second: Could I sync my iPhone to one computer just for music and to the other computer for other purposes (apps, Outlook calendar, etc.)? And related to that: If I sync to the "other" computer, will it erase ONLY music that I might have on the phone?

    Thanks.
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (92,965 points)
    "Copy to an external hard drive?"

    Yes, or dvd,cd, flash drive,etc. Where is your backup copy of your computer? It should have everything on it. You can use it to move everything.


    "Second: Could I sync my iPhone to one computer just for music and to the other computer for other purposes (apps, Outlook calendar, etc.)? "

    Hope it helps.

    You can sync itunes content ( music/apps/vids/etc) with one computer and you can sync contacts/calendars to a different computer.


    Hope this helps.