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    tarabuzz's Avatar
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    Default Help! Music trapped on old Itunes account--how to transfer to new Iphone/Itunes?

    I've had an ipod nano for 3 years--registered under my personal email account--and have hundreds of songs and books downloaded on that itunes account. When I bought a new iphone for my business in May no one told me I'd need to register my iphone under the same name or lose all that music. I registered my iphone to my business email. Now my ipod nano is broken and I can't figure out how to get all that music onto my new iphone. I'm sure there's a way to do it but the people that the AT&T store were clueless. I'm hoping someone on here can help??
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    msbaylor's Avatar
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    I am assuming that you have your music stored on some computer somewhere right? If it is on the same computer as the one you are using for your iPhone, then just drag & drop your music from your library into your iPhone. (If not, then tranfer it via a portable drive) It might ask you to authenticate, (e-mail & password) when syncing, but you should be fine.

    Unfortunately you'll probably have to do this each time you sync your iPhone.

    You said that your iPod is broken...as in doesn't turn on at all?

    If the only source is you iPod then, I believe, you can log into your personal iTunes account via iTunes and in one of the menus, select "check for purchases" it should download them to your computer.

    If this doesn't work for you, let me (us ) know.
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    GMJeff's Avatar
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    According to Apple's website, all you have to do is log into your account and edit your account settings to change your email address. Theoretically, you should be able to change your iPhone email address to your iPod email address and everything should be right.

    If you are concerned with losing data, call Apple and make an appointment with a genius at an Apple store (if possible), or see if they can alter your email address on the iPhone account to the iPod address right over the phone. You should then be able to sync your media to both devices, if they can, as both devices would be used on the same iTunes account.

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