I want to thank you for your excellent post, and kudos to you! It provided me with the exact help I needed. I have been working with non-Apple devices for about 25 years. When I first started using iTunes, it seemed to be much easier and intuitive; the updates in the past year and half have been frustrating to work with; they ARE NOT intuitive at all, and that warning message threw me off, too. Had you not written your post, I'd still be searching trying to find an answer to something that should be so simple. I work with users on a daily basis and I hope I never, ever give them a response like you received here. No wonder people are afraid to ask questions!
Just plug it in to your computer. It will recognize it as a different device and you will be able to set what does and does not sync to it. I have an iphone5, iphone4 that I am now using as an iPod, and an iPad2 all syncing to the same computer with the same apple id. iTunes will give them different names, to help you keep them straight.
There is also solution about how to transfer music from iPhone to iTunes, that will work for a lot more than music well.
I follow the guide above and I now have my iTunes music on my iPhone. Thx.
Connect your phone to iTunes and do the following:
- On the summary tab of your iTunes sync settings check "Sync only checked songs and videos"
- In your music library check all the songs you want to sync to your phone
- Make sure there are no exclamation points next to any of the songs you want to sync to your phone
- Make sure you have authorized your computer for all Apple IDs for purchased music you want to sync to your phone (in Store>Authorize This Computer)
- Check "Sync Music" on the Music tab of your iTunes sync settings
- Sync your phone
I've successfully sync music to my iPhone by the above steps. Thank you for sharing. But the other way around, I need to transfer music from iPhone to PC so that I can move them to my iPod, which iTunes can't do.