5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 1, 2013 5:00 AM by diesel vdub
marinchik17 Level 1 (0 points)

i want to add my itunes music onto multiple devices without deleting the things on those phones . how do i do that? also how do i add songs from different phones onto my itunes? please help ive been looking everywhere for the answer and so far havent got any.

iPhone 4S, iOS 6
  • diesel vdub Level 7 (21,995 points)

    The music that is on the phone should also be in the iTunes library on the computer.  Is it not already there?

  • GuardianAngels Level 1 (20 points)

    You can manually manage the contents between your devices and your computer. When you manage the transfer of contents between them, you can set the device not to automatically sync thus could make sure not automatically delete the contents that are in your iOS devices and replace them with the music you have in your itunes.


    The more detailed instructions on how to configure your devices for manualy management can be found in the article that follows:


    Managing content manually on iPhone, iPad, and iPod



    I hope this works for you. Happy New Year!

  • marinchik17 Level 1 (0 points)

    It is on iTunes but once I unplug the phone the playlist goes away

  • marinchik17 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok I will try that but I mean if its a lot of different phones that want the same playlist ? Wat do I do ?

  • diesel vdub Level 7 (21,995 points)

    marinchik17 wrote:


    It is on iTunes but once I unplug the phone the playlist goes away

    If that is the case, something in the sync is not working properly.

    Is the content actually selected to sync?

    Is it merely the playlist that is "disappearing" or the content in the playlist?  They are two different things.


    It may be necessary to remove all media from the device then sync back what is desired to correct the issue that is occurring.