5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 27, 2011 8:18 AM by Jimmy Crown
zantarea Level 1 Level 1

Is there any way that Itunes can backup my ipod touch to a new computer, and not lose any of my saved game data, notes etc?

I tried to do a backup, and now when I go on the app tab or any other tab on the ipod touch everything is greyed out.

Thanks for your help.

Windows 7
  • Ingo2711 Level 7 Level 7
    Welcome to the discussions,
    is your new computer authorized in the Store menu in iTunes? http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1420
    Any restrictions set on the ipod for app-installation in Settings/General/Restrictions?
    To transfer your data to a new computer, back up manually by right clicking on your ipod in the device list and choosing "backup". Transfer your purchases the same way, set up at least one contact and event on the new computer, to be able to merge data after your ipod got erased during the first sync. Use the manual backup to restore from and all data and settings should be back again.
    More info here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4137 and here http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1766
  • shadow221 Level 1 Level 1
    or another method is tocopy the itunes files and place them in plaace of the old itunes.
    only a suggestion.

    hope i helped.
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10
    Based on other users experiences, you can't backup an iDevice to another computer. It has to be its syncing computer. Otherwise it would be too easy to steal info from a lost iDevice.
  • Ingo2711 Level 7 Level 7
    lllaass wrote:
    ... Otherwise it would be too easy to steal info from a lost iDevice.

    Correct, you'll have to authorize this computer and use the same iTunes account again, to be able to use the apps and play the bought media from the iTunes Store.
  • Jimmy Crown Level 1 Level 1
    Just download Copytrans, install it on your pc, run it, connect your ipod, select your music and videos and click on the "Backup to iTunes" button. it'll copy your entire ipod library back to your PC.
    The following tutorial of [how to transfer iPod touch to new computer|http://www.softwarebbs.com/wiki/Howto_transfer_or_sync_files_from_iPod_toPC] will give you a clear and satisfying answer.