New to iphone, Contacts question
Me and my wife just got our first iphones. We absolutely love them so far. The only problem I have so far is the automatic syncing of contacts of each phone since we only use one computer. Is there a way to prevent the mixing of contacts (basically we have identical lists, a mix of hers and mine together)? Like a setting in itunes or something. Or a setting to not autosync the phone when I connect it? I have a work around, but it's a pain in the *** everytime I want to connect a phone.
- 02-11-2011, 09:43 AM #2
Yeah, I have that set. I'm talking more about lets say I just want to put some music on my phone, when I do start itunes it wants to sync contacts.
I keep unchecking the sync box, but it seems to recheck itself whenever i start itunes.
Last edited by TiNuts; 02-11-2011 at 09:52 AM.
- 02-11-2011, 09:53 AM #4
- 02-11-2011, 10:17 AM #5
Sorry if this is off.
- 02-11-2011, 10:23 AM #6iPhone Intermediate
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In terms of not having your phone automatically sync, on a PC, go to Edit > Preferences. There's a box you can uncheck to turn that off.
If it were me, though, I would set up a second library. On a PC, hold down the Shift Key when clicking the iTunes icon (I think you use Option on a Mac). Keep holding down the Shift key until the prompt pops up for "Create a new library" or "Choose library." Then you could each have your settings be completely different.
- 02-11-2011, 11:03 AM #8
- 02-11-2011, 11:21 AM #9
I would set up one/both of your contact lists to sync through gmail or another Exchange service. That would be the easiest way to keep them separate.
You might be able to keep one list in the Windows contacts and the other in Outlook, if you have it. iTunes has settings in the Contacts on where to sync them from and they for sure can be separate for each phone, but I'm not sure if those 2 sources read from the same place or not.
I'll find out, though. I'm going to start syncing my wife's phone to my PC soon since my laptop is having issues reading from my file server (determining gapless playback for HOURS on end...)
- 02-11-2011, 11:26 AM #10
You could each set up Google Contacts and then set it up as an exchange account so that there is automatic syncing to your own contacts. Otherwise, I'd suggest having separate profiles in Windows so that each iTunes library is separate. You would have to switch accounts within Windows in order to Sync, but that way you would each have your own iTunes to sync with.
- 02-11-2011, 12:12 PM #12