05-05-2011 9:22 AM
I just got a new computer to replace my old computer. Before I got rid of the old PC, I was able to save all my ITunes info (Music, Apps, Movies, etc.) on a external hard drive. I uploaded a new version of ITunes on my new computer and unloaded all my ITunes info but when I plugged in my IPhone 3GS, it would not let me sync my music, movies, or apps to my phone. From what I read, you can only sync to one PC at a time. I did a back up for my IPhone 3GS and tried to sync it but it erased my music and movies I had on my IPhone (which is fine because I needed to reshuffle my music). LOL
ITunes recognizes my IPhone but I can't sync any music, apps, or movies to the IPhone. Any hep would be appreciated.
I'm trying to avoid calling Apple support and paying $26.
05-05-2011 9:35 AM
You should be able to set it up as a new phone.
NEXT time (yeah, I know...) you need to migrate your iTunes over to the new computer, not just the content. This is as simple as exporting on one machine and then importing onto the other
Now for where you are now, log the new iTunes into your iTunes account.
Fire up iTunes. Plug in your phone. Click on your phone in Itunes when it appears on the lefthand side. Select Sync. Agree to let it nuke your phone, and start setting it up again
05-05-2011 11:37 AM
If you go to the store you got your MAC, I thought they included migration assistance for free and that you did not need to sign up for this as an extra service?
Here is an article I have used in the past to perform my migration.
05-06-2011 7:06 AM
Did you authorize the new computer to your iTunes account?
Yes, Then before I erased my old one, I deauthorized that computer.
05-06-2011 1:11 PM
So by letting it nuke my phone will I lose all my contact numbers, text messages, etc? Basically setting it up like a new phone?