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sync my iPhone with iTunes on a new Mac

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Trying to sync my iPhone with iTunes on a new Mac but it says "An iPhone can only sync with one iTunes library at a time"? What to do now?
Jan 12 '17 #1
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Two ways
  • Use a third-party app such as iOS Transfer
  • Sync the iPhone with more than one Mac by managing your iPhone manually. (This erases the content.)

It used to be possible to trick iTunes into syncing with more than one Mac by copying the Library Persistent ID Key, but this process no longer works.

Apple has also tightened up the way manually managing iTunes content works, so it wipes content the instant you click Erase and Sync (rather than waiting).

So for the time being it seems that using third-party apps is the way forward if you want to keep any media on your iPhone, or manually managing music if you don't mind starting from a blank slate.
Jan 12 '17 #2

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Step 1. Connect Your iPhone to new Mac with USB cable. iTunes should launch automatically.

Step 2. Click on the iPhone image and name in the left hand drawer in the program. The phone’s information should show up on the right.

Step 3. Click on the tabs in the window and choose what information you would like to sync. You can sync photos, music, contacts, applications and ringtones.

Step 4. Press “Apply” in the lower-right corner of the screen to sync the iPhone with the computer. You will be asked in your first sync whether you wish to merge data between computer and phone, replace the data on the phone, or replace data on the computer. In the case of a new Mac you will likely want to replace data on the computer, which backs up your iPhone data on your new computer.

After finishing the above steps, you have just successfully transferred all your purchased files from iPhone to your new Mac.

How to Sync iPhone to New Mac with iTunes
Jan 13 '17 #3

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Open iTunes on your Macbook, and connect your iPhone with Mac.
Select the wanted files to sync with few clicks.
Nov 10 '17 #4

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Hi,

If you want to use iTunes to sync your iPhone to Mac: How to sync iPhone to Mac via iTunes

However, iTunes can only sync purchased and limited kinds of files, and the using is kinda difficult, you can try to download some best iTunes alternatives to help you sync your iPhone to Mac: 5 best iTunes alternative to sync iPhone to Mac
Feb 23 '18 #5

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