11 Replies Latest reply: Mar 21, 2012 11:34 PM by Troyus.
Mateus Boone Level 1 (0 points)

So thats it, my itunes just doesn't let me drag my songs from my computer to my iphone. , i have the last itunes version and iOs 5.1.

this is not the main pc that i use it but i still have 2 of 5 locas to authorize..

heres a picture, in this picture the symbol that shows "NO YOU CANT" doesnt appear ):

help me ok?


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iPhone 3GS, iOS 5.1, i have it for almost 2 years
  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,042 points)

    Do you have manually manage music checked?


    iPhone User Guide (For iOS 5.1 Software)

  • Mateus Boone Level 1 (0 points)

    yes, its like, i live in brazil so i dont buy from apple store my songs, i only download them on my pc and drag them to the iphone, it used to work till i overwrite my pc... i have like 700 songs on it.. i dont know what to do, if i sync by that "sync thing" it'll overwrite all my 700 songs...

  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,042 points)

    this is true.


    Iphone will sync/manage with one and only one computer at a time.  Syncing/managing to another will erase the current content.


    Use your backup copy to put everything back on your computer.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (68,844 points)

    Mateus Boone wrote:


    So thats it, my itunes just doesn't let me drag my songs from my computer to my iphone. , i have the last itunes version and iOs 5.1.

    this is not the main pc that i use....

    Sync iPod/iPad/iPhone with two computers

    Although it isn't possible to sync an Apple device with two different libraries it is possible to sync with the same logical library from multiple computers. Each library has an internal ID and when iTunes connects to your iPod/iPad/iPhone it compares the local ID with the one the device normally syncs with. If they are the same you can go ahead and sync...


    I have my library cloned to a small 1Tb USB drive which I can take between home & work. At either location I use SyncToy 2.1 to update the local copy with the external drive. Mac users should be able to find similar tools. I can open either of the local libraries or the one on the external drive and update the media content of my iPhone. The slight exception is Photos which normally connects to a specific folder on a specific machine, although that can easily be remapped to the current library if you create a "Photos" folder inside the iTunes Media folder so that syncing the iTunes folders keeps this up to date as well. I periodically sweep my library for new files & orphans withiTunes Folder Watch just in case I make changes at one location but then overwrite the library with a newer copy from the other. Again Mac users should be able to find similar tools.


    As long as your media is organised within an iTunes Music or Tunes Media folder, in turn held inside the main iTunes folder that has your library files (whether or not you let iTunes keep the media folder organised) each library can access items at the same relative path from the library folder so the library can be at different drives/paths on different machines. This solution ensures I always have adequate backups of my library and I can update my devices whenever I can connect to the same build of iTunes.


    When working with an iPhone earlier builds of iTunes would remove any file not physically present in the local library, even if there was an entry for it, making manual management practically redundant on the iPhone. This behaviour has been changed but it will still only permit manual management with a library that has the correct internal ID. If you don't want to sync your library between machines on a regular basis just copy the iTunes Library.itl file from the current "home" machine to any other you want to use, then clean out the library entires and import the local content you have on that box.



  • Mateus Boone Level 1 (0 points)

    ok this helped me but the problem is: I can't lose my songs and i don't have my old computer (where i used to have my library) if i had my old library it would be ok, or if i still have my songs on my pc :\


    thank you all that are supporting me

  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,042 points)

    Copy everything from your backup copy of your old computer.

  • Mateus Boone Level 1 (0 points)

    i lost it all.. how can i backup the songs that are in my ihone now and just put them into my library? it'd be possible i just copy them, save and then overwrite everything ?

  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,042 points)

    If for some reason you have failed to mintain a backup copy of your computer, not good, then you can transfer itunes purchases from an iphone.


    Open itunes, connect iphone, do not sync, click File>Transfer Purchases

  • Mateus Boone Level 1 (0 points)

    ok i'll try to do it now, if i need more help i'll ask here.. thank you

  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,042 points)

    Hope all goes smoothly.

  • Troyus. Level 1 (0 points)