1. zackawee27's Avatar
    Hi Everyone:

    First off ,let me start by saying i am new to the Forums. I am looking to upgrade my Blackberry Bold to the Iphone 4S. I am looking to have 1 smartphone for personal and business.


    I currently have one ITunes library at home on a Windows laptop that is shared by my IPAD, my old ipod, my daughters Itouch and my wife's nano. We have seperate playlists, etc.

    I am a solo attorney and at work I sych my Blackberry Bold to outlook for contacts, calendar, task and mail. I currently have a Windows PC which is not on a server.


    What are the options if any to sych my media (music, movies, photo and video) to my home windows laptop and at the same time synch my calendar, contacts, etc to my office computer?

    In order to purchase, the iphone, this has to work.

    Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

    Well you would have to use iTunes 10.4 or 10.5 (Coming Soon)
    Or the iCloud service (Coming Soon)
    By the time you release you're iPhone these will have already released
    Hope this helped
    10-07-2011 12:05 PM
  2. ivan1.ruiz's Avatar
    Well use the iCloud and you won't need a computer


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    ~ Steve Jobs ~
    10-07-2011 12:11 PM
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    I am a solo attorney and at work I sych my Blackberry Bold to outlook for contacts, calendar, task and mail. I currently have a Windows PC which is not on a server.
    How are you doing this? Blackberry desktop manager? Or over the air via the email provider?

    You'll be able to sync the media fine off the home computer, and set it up not to sync anything to do with your email, etc.

    What I'm doing is using my Apple - me.com account to sync contacts, etc... my computer syncs to that, and my iPhone & iPad sync to that as well so changes on one get pushed to others automatically. This will migrate to iCloud next week... I hope - so my iTunes media all comes from my computer, and I've set up iTunes such that mail, etc. does not sync, because I'm doing it over the air to me.com
    10-07-2011 12:23 PM
  4. Alli's Avatar
    You can sync your iPhone to one computer (your office) and check "manage music manually" to sync your music at home.
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    10-07-2011 05:03 PM
  5. kch50428's Avatar
    Blackberry desktop manager.
    Easy. You'll need iTunes on the same machine as BB desktop manager, and set it up to not sync media, and automatically sync mail, contacts, etc. and do the media stuff at home.
    Last edited by kch50428; 10-07-2011 at 05:23 PM.
    10-07-2011 05:18 PM
  6. ECGcrackberry's Avatar
    You can sync your iPhone to one computer (your office) and check "manage music manually" to sync your music at home.
    Hi Alli:

    Could you please elaborate. I assume this means installing itunes on the office computer. However, are you using the same library on both computers? If not, how?

    Also someone told me I can set up a microsoft exchange account for my office computer to use with outlook. Can someone explain this to me. How would I do this? Someone said I would have to pay a service to "host" my exchange account? I would obviously want to do this as cheaply and securely as possible since I keep client sensitive information in outllook. Any recommendations?

    Thanks in advance for your additional assistance.
    10-11-2011 12:41 PM
  7. Alli's Avatar
    No, you do not use the same library, yes you need iTunes on both computers. It's an iTunes setting - manually manage music.

    Check with the IT department at your office regarding your work email.
    10-11-2011 12:58 PM
  8. Jellotime91's Avatar
    No, you do not use the same library, yes you need iTunes on both computers. It's an iTunes setting - manually manage music.

    Check with the IT department at your office regarding your work email.
    So you can actually take media from multiple different computers onto one iPhone? Or you can only sync with one computer, while getting your entire media library from another?

    I did not think either of these were possible!
    10-11-2011 01:02 PM
  9. ECGcrackberry's Avatar
    No, you do not use the same library, yes you need iTunes on both computers. It's an iTunes setting - manually manage music.

    Check with the IT department at your office regarding your work email.
    Great! I manually manage my music anyway on my home computer since I share my library with the entire family- we just have different playlists.
    10-11-2011 02:02 PM
  10. zackawee27's Avatar
    Wait why does it say I created this thread? Hahah
    10-11-2011 02:55 PM
  11. ECGcrackberry's Avatar
    Wait why does it say I created this thread? Hahah
    Zach, I Ekneeiphone created this thread!

    I guess I am being treated as Rodney Dangerfield on this forum: as a newbie, I am getting no respect. LOL.
    10-11-2011 03:01 PM
  12. zackawee27's Avatar
    Zach, I Ekneeiphone created this thread!

    I guess I am being treated as Rodney Dangerfield on this forum: as a newbie, I am getting no respect. LOL.
    Haha, no don't worry I think they made it to show once and for all that the syncing problems have been answered
    10-11-2011 03:16 PM
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