3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 14, 2012 1:56 PM by lllaass
chillywilly1992 Level 1 Level 1

if i update my ipod touch from version 3.1.3 to current one will i lose my music i have over 3000 close to 400 songs from different computers so i do not have any in my computer...


iPod touch, iOS 3.1.3
Solved by chillywilly1992 on Aug 14, 2012 1:47 PM Solved

I never really leave the music into itunes... Like i'll save it to the computer send it to itunes then to my itouch and then i delete any music hat is in itunes and my usb... Soo if i "UPDATE" the ipods software it WILL delete all my songs right? Shouldnt apple not let that happen because that is such a hassle :/

Reply by roaminggnome on Aug 14, 2012 12:28 PM Helpful

Probably.

 

All of your music should be on your computer and should be included in your regular backup copy of your computer.

 

If you fail to do this, then you will likely lose it at some point.

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  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10

    Probably.

     

    All of your music should be on your computer and should be included in your regular backup copy of your computer.

     

    If you fail to do this, then you will likely lose it at some point.

  • chillywilly1992 Level 1 Level 1

    I never really leave the music into itunes... Like i'll save it to the computer send it to itunes then to my itouch and then i delete any music hat is in itunes and my usb... Soo if i "UPDATE" the ipods software it WILL delete all my songs right? Shouldnt apple not let that happen because that is such a hassle :/

  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10

    - With iOS 5 you can update via wifi and not loose anything unless something goes amiss.

    - Since you have iOS 3.1.3 you likely have a 1G or 2G iPod. A 1G can go to 3.1.3, and a 2G to 4.2.1. Only 3G and 4G iPod can go to iOS 5.

    - To identify yours:

    Identifying iPod models

    - If you can update do the following:

    - Transfer iTunes purchases to the new computer by:

    iTunes Store: Transferring purchases from your iOS device or iPod to a computer

    - Transfer other music by using a third-party program like on of those discussed here:

    newer copy

    - Connect the iPod to the computer and make a backup by right clicking on the iPod under Devices in iTunes and select Back Up

    - Restore the iPod from that backup. This will also update the iPod

    Note that the iPod backup that iTunes makes does not included synced media like apps and music.