1. denness544's Avatar
    I recently had to format my computer and did not back up any of my itunes music library xml file. Now I have a fresh copy of iTunes installed and would like to connect my iPhone to transfer songs that I did not buy through iTunes to it but I can't.

    What are my options? Is there a way to make this new iTunes copy authorize to work with my iPhone? I would rather not format my phone.

    Thanks for any help.
    08-03-2009 10:52 PM
  2. Alli's Avatar
    Go into iTunes, click on Store and then click Authorize Computer.
    08-03-2009 11:14 PM
  3. denness544's Avatar
    I did that and I still can't transfer my music over to my iPhone. I am able to sync my apps but cannot touch any music or video files on my iPhone. I don't buy my music from iTunes.
    08-04-2009 12:44 AM
  4. Alli's Avatar
    Odd...what have you done to try to sync your music? I take it you have put checks in the appropriate boxes on the Music Tab inside your iPhone on iTunes?
    08-04-2009 08:58 AM
  5. djbbox's Avatar
    out of luck you should have backed up that library, the itunes i think wont save your library on the server only the apps; just get the songs again and add them to your library and sync
    08-04-2009 10:59 AM
  6. flyingember's Avatar
    you'll have to use a third party app such as ephpod to transfer the non-itunes songs off the device.
    08-04-2009 12:33 PM
  7. denness544's Avatar
    Actually, I have all my songs on a NAS. So losing the songs from my iphone is not a problem. I just want to be able to use this itunes to add more songs to my iphone but it just won't let me add anything.
    08-04-2009 08:56 PM
  8. Alli's Avatar
    What error message (if any) are you getting when you try to sync?
    08-04-2009 09:05 PM