3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 1, 2012 11:23 AM by turingtest2
Eagle1968 Level 1 Level 1

How do I transfer my itunes library to a new computer from my iPhone. The old computer no longer works.

iPhone 4
  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9

    You should be able to:

    • Backup the device to the new installation
    • Transfer your purchases into a newly authorized library
    • Recover any other media using third party tools as suggested in this post from forum regular Zevoneer
    • Restore the device from the backup

    This process should switch the association of the device to the new library, preserving the data and settings in your apps.


    May also be prudent to attempt a backup to iCloud directly from the device before you start... Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup > iCloud Backup > On. It won't save any media but it would preserve the general account settings and documents in case anything goes wrong while you are trying to extract your other data.


    When you get it all fixed, make a backup!



  • Eagle1968 Level 1 Level 1

    Please provide step by step instructions on how to back up my iPhone library to my new computer. I'm a novice at this.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9

    Edit > Preferences > Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically

    Connect the device

    Right-click on the device in the left-hand colum and select Back Up

    Right-click on the device and select Transfer Purchases

    See this post for tips on recovering non-puchased media