I need to reformat my computer. The last time I tried to, it turned out that my iPhone could not be synced with my computer after the reformat so I went back to the unreformatted computer.
I want to know how I make my reformatted computer recognize my iPhone without having to delete it and start over. I read about consolidating files and doing a back up to my iTunes folder (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1751) here, but I only understand that it keeps the music files I have in my folder. Does it also keep the 'settings' that make my iPhone sync with it? I've already had my iPhone completely erased once and I really don't want to go through that again. If not, what can I do to keep my iPhone syncing with my reformatted computer? It can't be that it's impossible, right?... FYI I have an iPhone 4 running iOS 6.1.3.