1. lineskier22's Avatar
    i just bought a macbook pro friday and i wanted to put music on my i4 but when i click sync music a message comes up saying that my i4 can only be synced with one itunes library (which i know) and it asks do you want to erase this iphone and sync with this itunes library? i have no music on my iphone4

    Will it erase all my apps, photos, everything? or just music? i dont have any music on my iphone anyways.

    i am on itunes 10
    Last edited by lineskier22; 09-05-2010 at 12:37 PM.
    09-05-2010 12:25 PM
  2. jakej914's Avatar
    Do you still have your old computer and/or an external hard drive/large flash drive? This post is really helpful if you do.
    Last edited by jakej914; 09-05-2010 at 01:35 PM.
    09-05-2010 01:29 PM
  3. lineskier22's Avatar
    I do, But is there an easier way? Like if I continue with the music sync will that just erase music? I do not have music on my phone.
    09-05-2010 02:03 PM
  4. jakej914's Avatar
    I'm fairly certain the only thing that will sync over is your contacts...if you click erase and sync, it will ask you to merge or replace info on your iPhone. At this point, you'd want to merge info. You can import any photos you have using Image Capture (which I prefer), iPhoto, or Aperture. Otherwise, you're going to have to authorize your new Mac with your iTunes account and re-download all of your apps.
    09-05-2010 02:41 PM
  5. lineskier22's Avatar
    I made a back up already on the Mac so what if I just restore it and then back up from restore. Would that work? Or would I just be in the same position?
    09-05-2010 03:36 PM
  6. noaim's Avatar
    I made a back up already on the Mac so what if I just restore it and then back up from restore. Would that work? Or would I just be in the same position?
    apps are not backed up but you can redownload them for free
    09-06-2010 08:23 PM
  7. jakej914's Avatar
    apps are not backed up but you can redownload them for free
    Right. Media is stored with your iTunes library.
    09-06-2010 10:00 PM
  8. fubaracing7374's Avatar
    I did the same thing and got a MacBook Pro and I went to BestBuy and there is a cable that lets you sync all your data from computer to another...through USB. I haven't tried it yet, but plan to here in a little. I'll let you know how it goes.
    09-06-2010 10:41 PM
  9. lineskier22's Avatar
    so basically it is either music or re download 208 apps? hmm... i think no music, i have pandora and music on the other hand isnt a big deal to me.
    09-06-2010 10:42 PM
  10. lineskier22's Avatar
    I did the same thing and got a MacBook Pro and I went to BestBuy and there is a cable that lets you sync all your data from computer to another...through USB. I haven't tried it yet, but plan to here in a little. I'll let you know how it goes.
    ok thank you! that may be worth getting.
    09-06-2010 10:44 PM
  11. noaim's Avatar
    ok thank you! that may be worth getting.
    you can also backup your entire itunes library using dvd if you want
    09-06-2010 10:52 PM
  12. lineskier22's Avatar
    09-07-2010 01:02 AM
  13. lineskier22's Avatar
    Can someone please check out that link above and tell me if that would work in my situation.

    Transfer Downloads: i read that takes care of your apps.
    09-07-2010 07:36 PM
  14. iquinn's Avatar
    Can someone please check out that link above and tell me if that would work in my situation.

    Transfer Downloads: i read that takes care of your apps.
    Yeah that should work fine. I have done it a few times for friends and fam and have never had any issues. As for your music, depending on how much you have you can just copy your iTunes library to a flash drive and then drag and drop into iTunes on your new mac. Congrats on getting a macbook you will never go back to PC.
    09-07-2010 07:47 PM
  15. lineskier22's Avatar
    Yeah that should work fine. I have done it a few times for friends and fam and have never had any issues. As for your music, depending on how much you have you can just copy your iTunes library to a flash drive and then drag and drop into iTunes on your new mac. Congrats on getting a macbook you will never go back to PC.
    Ok GOOD! i dont have any music on my phone anyways.

    Should i transfer purchases first?

    I will never go back to PC ever!

    Thank you!
    09-07-2010 07:58 PM
  16. fubaracing7374's Avatar
    The cable worked perfect, so simple and easy to use. Dynex at BestBuy was 50 bucks but well worth the cost. It was so easy to do.
    09-08-2010 09:29 AM
  17. lineskier22's Avatar
    The cable worked perfect, so simple and easy to use. Dynex at BestBuy was 50 bucks but well worth the cost. It was so easy to do.
    i think I'm just going to buy that cable to be 100% sure everything will be there. Thanks
    09-08-2010 11:38 AM
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