Sync issues with iTunes
Whilst trying to set up my iTunes library to work on my PC (hosting the music) and MacBook (using the same xml library), I appear to have caused something odd to happen to my iPhone's syncing.
Firstly, all the apps that lived on the Mac (where I usually sync the iPhone) and don't live on the iPhone any more, all the apps that are backed up when you remove them, they're gone. I can live with that, I wasn't using them anyway, paid or not.
Now, I have the same music library on the PC and Mac.
When I plug in my iPhone to the Mac the apps don't duplicate themselves into the Applications bit of iTunes.
When the iPhone is plugged in, all the music/videos data etc, is greyed out, I can't delete or change any of it.
I can't drag an iTunes playlist into my iPhone.
What have I done, and how can I fix it?
nb: I have not yet tried syncing with iTunes on the PC - too scared!
PS: Hello, I am new here, formerly a Crackberry forum goer, less since getting an iPhone.
Edit: should add the following.
I'm running the most current iTunes and iPhone OS. Contacts/Calendar, all that stuff, syncs fine. Everything else is greyed out and I don't appear to be able to alter it.
Last edited by flamingkitties; 03-11-2010 at 08:08 AM.
- 03-11-2010, 01:17 PM #3
- 03-11-2010, 01:59 PM #4
I was trying to sync the iTunes libraries, just for ease of brain confusion.
The iPhone was only going to be synced with the Mac.
In re-doing the iTunes library on both machines, they are both now 'new' libraries, so the iPhone won't sync with the new library unless I tell it to ditch the old one.
I just need to know if re-syncing will lose the Apps on my phone, couldn't care less about the music, that's all backed up. Apps, on the other hand, require more note taking.
Edit: whilst I'm on about it, according to a [website I cannot post as I have less than 10 posts] it is possible to have two iTunes on a network run the same Library and thus you are able to sync the iPod/Phone with both machines. Right now, all I want to know is if the Apps will go bye bye - I'm sure they won't, but well, don't want to risk it without confirmation!
Last edited by flamingkitties; 03-11-2010 at 03:27 PM.
- 03-11-2010, 03:49 PM #6
I get the feeling the App Store is going to want to re-charge me for all of the paid ones though, which I am not looking forward to. (Although it appears to be re-downloading all my purchased apps for me for free, hooray for something working properly!)
It's easy to have both iTunes point to one Library, and useful, keeps things organised. Just need to remember to only use one iTunes at a time.
Last edited by flamingkitties; 03-11-2010 at 04:24 PM.
- 03-11-2010, 04:29 PM #8