HT1727: iTunes for Windows: How to copy purchases between computersLearn about iTunes for Windows: How to copy purchases between computers
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2012 2:56 PM (in response to DBW^^^)
2. So that they can be synced to a compatible device.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2012 3:10 PM (in response to Niel)
I guess then I don't get it since the phone downloads them, and what good does it do to Sync them if they can only be used by the phone?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2012 2:15 AM (in response to DBW^^^)
Because everything on your phone is a copy of the iTunes library. When (and probably not if) you need to Restore your iPhone all the content is removed from the phone. Only what is in the Library gets put back onto your phone.
iTunes is also the tool for managing your iPhone and iPod. Despite the availability of over-the-air downloading, iTunes is still the better way to manage iDevices.
iTunes is your phone's backup for Apps, music, podcasts Playlists, etc.
But not that phone call from last week!