3 Replies Latest reply: May 2, 2012 6:27 AM by wjosten
tefo Level 1 (0 points)

If I follow this, my phone says it will erase all content from my phone??

iPhone 4, iOS 5.0.1
  • wjosten Level 10 (94,135 points)

    If trying to sync or manually manage iTunes content with more than one computer, that's exactly what will happen, all iTunes content will first be erased from your phone. This is a design feature of the iPhone, it will sync or manually manage iTunes content with one computer at a time.

  • tefo Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your reply,


    but this article is saying otherwise, unless I'm missing something:




    Manual Mode

    If you want to keep the music library on your device, but copy songs or playlists from the music library on the second computer, click Cancel when the dialog box appears, and then set your device to manual mode.

    Change the device synchronization mode to manual mode in iTunes

  • wjosten Level 10 (94,135 points)

    Miss this part of that article, at the bottom?



    • iPod shuffle and iPhone are intended for use with a single computer. You cannot load music from multiple computers or iTunes libraries onto iPod shuffle and iPhone like you can with other devices.