1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 11, 2012 6:23 AM by Limnos
ngenao Level 1 Level 1

Currently I have a windows PC and my iphone is synced on that PC through iTunes.  Recently I bought a new MAC book and I want to sync and backup my iPhone to my iTunes on the mac. The problem is, that on the mac, not all my songs transferred over (only those that I recently purchased). When I log in my phone to iTunes, it is recognized, however I cannot backup my iPhone to the mac.  The option is not there! My goal is to use the mac as my primary computer for syncing and backing up my iphone.


Can somebody help me please? How can I transfer itunes from PC to mac? Somehow by just doing a sync, not all the information is in itunes.


Please help!!!


Thank you in advance!

iPhone 4, iOS 5.0.1
  • Limnos Level 9 Level 9

    Below are methods for copying everything from one computer to another.  If you have some things on one and other things on another and want to integrate them, it gets really messy and you need to use more complex methods.


    iTunes: How to move your music to a new computer [or another drive] - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4527


    do not confuse moving your whole folder and library with moving just media files as in


    iTunes for Mac: Moving your iTunes Media folder - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1449


    Quick answer if you let iTunes manage your music:  Copy the whole iTunes folder and all its subfolders and files intact to the other drive. If you already have an iTunes folder on that drive, you can replace it when copying as long as you don't care about the contents.


    Macworld - How to transfer iTunes libraries between PC and Mac - http://www.macworld.com/article/46248/2005/08/shiftitunes.html


    I have almost zero experience with synching and can't help with that.