3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 23, 2012 6:01 AM by diesel vdub
KennyH137 Level 1 Level 1

I have an iphone 4s and a 2nd gen ipod shuffle. I want to sync/ transfer my music to my iphone. How do i do this? When i connect my ipod shuffle i get informed its synced with another library. Do i want to erase and sync with this library?

 

I dont want to lose my music from my iphone.


iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1
  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7

    iDevices are designed to sync to only one computer or library.  Attempts to sync to a different computer/library will wipe the content from the device and replace with content from the new library.

     

    What you can do is connect the device but do not sync.  Right click on the device and select Backup, this should change the library association.  Once this has been done, iTunes purchases can be transferred from the device to the iTunes library by selecting "Transfer Purchases".  Media not obtains via iTunes cannot be transferred via iTunes but 3rd party software can assist with this.

     

    Once all content is in the iTunes library, then simply connect each device and tell iTunes what to sync to which device.

  • KennyH137 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks, unfortunately this doesnt work. when i right clicked the backup option did not appear. My media is not purchaised media so i need the 3rd party stuff. Any idea which one is best?

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7

    KennyH137 wrote:

     

    My media is not purchaised media so i need the 3rd party stuff. Any idea which one is best?

    Try a search of the forums or google for options.  I keep backups of my important files and have no use for such software.