1. phillies20's Avatar
    So my laptop battery was dying, only would last 10 minutes off charger. Now, it just doesn't even turn on anymore even plugged in!!! totally dead.

    Now this laptop had my itunes on it and all my iphone backups...help? I backup up my itunes library on an external hard drive but that was like 8 months ago and i bought stuff since then...

    so, if I get a new computer this weekend, download itunes, and bring in my old itunes library, minus new songs.. will all my apps I purchased be there when I sign in using my apple id??

    and when I get a new iphone in future, all the new songs I bought are gone and have to be purchased again? what about apps? i back up my contacts and notes to the cloud so i should be ok there.. are all my songs in cloud somewhere and anyway to get them into my computer itunes??

    this stinks.. lost my taxes i just did, documents, pictures... ugh...
    03-28-2012 08:19 AM
  2. ktmind313's Avatar
    If I understand you correctly I don't think you should have any problems, this is why we have iCloud. However , not sure what will happen when you change devices.
    03-28-2012 08:24 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Your iTunes purchases should still be available via iTunes in the 'purchased' section. Having said that, after you've purchased your new laptop and install iTunes, enter your Apple ID, maneuver to the purchased section of the app and re-download all of your songs or only the ones you want. Furthermore, if you have an idevice, you can also download those songs to it.


    Just Me, D
    (Tapatalk - iPad 2)
    03-28-2012 08:33 AM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    Your iTunes purchases should still be available via iTunes in the 'purchased' section. Having said that, after you've purchased your new laptop and install iTunes, enter your Apple ID, maneuver to the purchased section of the app and re-download all of your songs or only the ones you want. Furthermore, if you have an idevice, you can also download those songs to it.
    Spot-on. As long as the library on the external disk is fine... one can connect that to a replacement computer and go into iTunes and download previous purchases that are not on any iDevice.
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    03-28-2012 09:14 AM
  5. phillies20's Avatar
    Awesome. Ok, what about all my apps? Will they be there when I enter my apple id?
    03-28-2012 03:16 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Awesome. Ok, what about all my apps? Will they be there when I enter my apple id?
    Yes. They will be listed under the 'purchased' section of the App Store app.


    Just Me, D
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    03-28-2012 03:25 PM
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