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Migrating my iphone syncing from PC to Mac. Outlook/itunes questions!

I've been syncing my iphone via itunes on my windows laptop for years. I've also used the same itunes install to hold my media library (mounted via a NAS on the wifi router.) I use Outlook to manage contacts. Just got a mac mini to use as a media server. I want to sync through that now. I'm not sure if going through icloud is the right choice. Is it? [more inside]
posted by damiano99 on Oct 27, 2014 - 0 answers

Is there any way to get iTunes Wifi Syncing to actually work reliably?

iTunes WiFi Syncing seems to have worked around 3% of the time I've tried to use it. Any way to increase that percentage a bit? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Oct 16, 2014 - 2 answers

Why won't iTunes sync my music to iDevices? Difficulty level: Aneurysm.

Why won't my music sync and play properly?! I have been struggling with this since iOS 5? 6? Feels like forever - I am so beyond frustrated. So much so that I am ready to just stop using music on my iPhone and iPad completely. Which was the reason I got an iPhone in the first place. [more inside]
posted by wayward vagabond on Sep 23, 2014 - 12 answers

Our IPod icon does not show up in I-tunes

Hi, We just got an Ipod Nano (the latest one) for Christmas and when we first got it out of the box we were able to download music from our computer to the I-Pod. We did it with I-tunes and I remember seeing something that indicated that the I-Pod was being recognized by the I-tunes website. No problems downloading to the I-Pod. But now I'm trying to add some music and the I-Pod is not being recognized. The new songs are in my library (under I-tunes) and they are already paid for. I have Windows Vista. The little white USB cord is not having a problem with charging the I-Pod, but nothing on the computer indicates that the I-Pod is recognized. When I am in the library, I click on DEVICES, and I can see a word that says sync, but sync is not in bold, another words I can't click on it. Any advice? I already turned my computer off and on again, and also took out the USB and put it back in as well. I went to the website and read the manual but there is so much there and I don't see how to do any of the instructions if the I-pod is not recognized. Thanks, Lynnie-the-pooh
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Jan 22, 2014 - 7 answers

Help converting audible .aax files for use on jump drive in car

Recently, I am finding myself with a significant amount of drive time. I have many audio books I have downloaded from amazon which use the audible proprietary .aax file. They play in iTunes but I need to put them on a jump drive so that my MicroSoft sync system in my car will recognize them and allow me to listen. I could care less about the DRM, sharing or any of that business. I just want to be able to use the files outside of my Mac. They are too long to burn to a CD I have searched the web with no satisfaction. Any answers, oh wise mefi?
posted by ooklah on Jan 17, 2014 - 3 answers

One Music Library to Rule Them All

I currently use approximately four+ computers with all major OS'es (Mac, Windows, Linux-Ubuntu) between work and home. Plus an Ipod Classic for portable music listening. Problem is keeping my music library up to date on all machines, or synced together. If I create a playlist, or change ratings, genre, etc. the results also aren't propagated to the other machines. On Windows and Mac I've been using Itunes but I'm not necessarily tied to it, but it does work on 2 of the 3 OS'es. Any suggestions? There are some previous similar questions, but all look several years old.
posted by aarondesk on Dec 3, 2013 - 8 answers

iOS syncing issues via Outlook/iCloud. Can it be done?

I have an iphone and an ipad which I use daily. Due to work policies, my data is setup via Outlook (not Exchange) and synced via iTunes to both devices. I use iCloud to maintain mirrored info for websites, pictures, etc but NOT contacts. I'm getting tired of having to plug both devices in to sync them to the same data. Is there anyway to use iTunes to sync to my phone and then use iCloud to maintain data integrity across to the ipad? Or will this end up giving me duplicates in my Outlook contacts?
posted by damiano99 on Nov 3, 2013 - 1 answer

How do I sync a never-synced iPad to iTunes without any data loss?

I lost my iTunes installation in a hard drive crash. I have a backup from many months ago. I have an iPad and iPhone that have never been synced to iTunes because I got them since the hard drive failure. I'd like to re-install iTunes from the backup and sync my iPad and iPhone to the re-installed iTunes without losing any data or re-installing apps. How would I do that? [more inside]
posted by Rob Rockets on Aug 29, 2013 - 2 answers

Best iTunes Alternative for managing music on iPhone?

Is there an iTunes alternative that will easily allow me to drag and drop files back and forth from my PC to my iPhone? My old computer died, and iTunes is being ridiculous, not allowing me to sync to another computer. Should I use MediaMonkey? iFunbox? What's the standard that everyone uses? Thank you.
posted by surenoproblem on Feb 18, 2013 - 1 answer

I'm an iPod newb and I need help.

I'm a complete iPod newb and I need help. [more inside]
posted by colfax on Jul 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Syncing betwixt 2 machines, same data? Possible

Using iPhone/iPad between two computers with roughly the same data. Is this possible? More inside: [more inside]
posted by damiano99 on Oct 14, 2011 - 9 answers

How do you manage your music library?

How do you manage your music library? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Apr 12, 2011 - 20 answers

How to manage iTunes library with an iPad and w/o desktop/laptop computer?

I'm retiring my home PC, in favor of an new iPad. How can I manage my existing iTunes library? [more inside]
posted by stuehler on Jan 17, 2011 - 10 answers

Restoring iPhone contacts after backup mishap

Can my friend restore her iPhone contacts, after mistakenly syncing with the wrong iTunes backup? [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Jan 8, 2011 - 3 answers

Why does Jesus not want me to watch iTunes U videos on my iPad?

Why can't I watch iTunes U videos on my iPad? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jan 2, 2011 - 19 answers

Whatcha doin' there iPod?

What is an iPod doing when it's syncing in these non-transferring instances? [more inside]
posted by nomadicink on Dec 13, 2010 - 10 answers

How to fix my iTunes to iPod Touch calendar sync?

iTunes broke my calendar. I can no longer sync Outlook to my iPod Touch because "sync server failed to sync." I can't find an answer to this on iTunes help although I do see that others have had this problem. Any suggestions? I've always done this over a USB cable. Nothing has changed except the calendar won't sync anymore. My iTunes software is up to date. I think Notes and Contacts are syncing -- though I just realized I haven't really tested that. I don't sync music in this operation, I do that from a different machine with different settings.
posted by Sia Stewart on Aug 25, 2010 - 4 answers

How do I fix iPhone backup/sync problem?

How can I get my iPhone to backup or update or sync? iTunes gets stuck on "Backing up" for a very long time (hours...). [more inside]
posted by and1 on Aug 6, 2010 - 13 answers

is my ipod possessed?

is my ipod possessed? [more inside]
posted by Izzmeister on Jul 13, 2010 - 9 answers

How to sync iTunes libraries between computers to use a single external HD?

I have an external hard disk (a Western Digital My Passport), I have all my music in this drive and I want to be able to use it on my Mac and my girlfriend Windows machine, but I want to sync the library, with all the ratings, playlists, etc. Is that possible in any way? [more inside]
posted by Leech on Jun 2, 2010 - 7 answers

see what iphone apps i've purchased?

How do I find out what iphone apps I've previously paid for from the itunes store? [more inside]
posted by shmegegge on May 12, 2010 - 3 answers

Please help me solve my syncing problems?

How can I add new songs to my iPhone that I downloaded on my iTunes without waiting forever for the phone to backup? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Apr 25, 2010 - 6 answers

Vista doesn't recognize iPhone as a drive - won't sync

Windows Vista no longer recognizes my iPhone 3Gs as a drive and I can't sync with iTunes. When I connect the phone it appears in the iTunes sidebar but no longer appears as a drive in Windows. My phone says it's syncing (set to manual, not automatic) but nothing syncs. So far I've tried: changing the USB cable and ports, reinstalling iTunes, hard booting computer and phone, and installing new iPhone driver. Any ideas? Thanks.
posted by carriest on Apr 25, 2010 - 2 answers

How to store/retrieve iTunes ratings in the cloud?

I sometimes rate songs on my iPhone or computer. I would like these ratings to persist in the cloud (e.g. independent of any particular computer). I want the ratings to get automatically uploaded to some storage site periodically and synced to my iTunes library (and from there or directly, my iPhone) periodically. Is there a way to do this? [more inside]
posted by jcruelty on Apr 19, 2010 - 5 answers

How to get my iPod to sync in the order I want.

I can't figure out how to get my ipod to sync an audiobook playlist, a podcast playlist and then fill up with music from another playlist. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by tonylord on Nov 30, 2009 - 3 answers

iPhone not syncing calendars, photos, and triplicated my notes. Help?

iPhone not syncing calendars, photos, and triplicated my notes. Help? [more inside]
posted by scazza on Nov 12, 2009 - 3 answers

How do I keep iTunes from deleting old podcasts?

How do I keep iTunes from deleting old podcasts? [more inside]
posted by canine epigram on Jun 24, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me back up my iTunes to my external hard drive

Help me back up my iTunes to my external hard drive. But only the new ones.... [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on Jun 18, 2009 - 9 answers

2 iphones + 1 itunes = ?

How do you sync two iphones to one, shared itunes? Also, is it possible to keep each phone's calendar and address book separate from the other? [more inside]
posted by I could but I won't on Jun 18, 2009 - 4 answers

Can the iPhone be productive without a Web connection?

I am thinking of switching to the iPhone cult (long-time Nokia user) but I am very concerned about whether the iPhones/iTunes combo can support my day-to-day workflow, which is mostly Outlook-based. [more inside]
posted by costas on Jun 18, 2009 - 5 answers

Keeping iTunes rating info in sync

Is there a way to keep ratings and playcounts in iTunes synced across different computers that works in Windows? I've found a Mac-only solution (echodio) but there doesn't seem to be an equivalent option for Windows.
posted by your mildly obsessive average geek on Jun 14, 2009 - 9 answers

How can I setup iTunes' sync to only remove podcasts from my iPhone if they've been played completely?

How can I setup iTunes' sync to remove podcasts from my iPhone only if they've been played completely? [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch on Apr 6, 2009 - 5 answers

iPod partial-podcast-sync problem

What have I done to my iPod or iTunes that it won't sync new podcasts? The old ones sync just fine. [more inside]
posted by UrbanEconomist on Nov 12, 2008 - 3 answers

Syncing podcasts to an iPod using two different computers

How can I sync podcasts to my iPod from my main PC and my laptop? [more inside]
posted by tapeguy on Oct 28, 2008 - 3 answers

How to stop iPod nano time from changing when syncing with iTunes?

My iPod nano clock resets to a different time whenever I sync it with iTunes. How can I prevent this? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Oct 12, 2008 - 5 answers

help me manage my contacts

I accidentally synced my mac's contacts with gmail, and added 4000 unwanted contacts. I manually stripped them out, turned off gmail syncing, and now I get an "unknown error" from itunes when syncing with my iphone, and a "syncing contacts will add 4000 (or so) contacts" message ... even though those people weren't showing up in my contacts app. [more inside]
posted by luriete on Oct 3, 2008 - 3 answers

Artist/album in itunes, not on ipod

iTunesFilter: Songs/artists in iTunes not in iPod. Huh? [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Sep 21, 2008 - 13 answers

My iPod doesn't tell iTunes about music I listened to. But only sometimes!

I sync my nano with iTunes. I play a few podcasts on my iPod, plug it in to my computer, but iTunes doesn't notice they've been played, and resets all my podcasts. But only sometimes! Infuriating! [more inside]
posted by the_W on Jan 6, 2008 - 4 answers

iPod and iTunes are no longer on speaking terms.

My iPod and iTunes are no longer cooperating. Every attempt to sync maxes out my memory use and hangs the iTunes app. [more inside]
posted by grabbingsand on Oct 17, 2007 - 3 answers

A watched ipod never syncs

Any ideas why transferring files to my ipod (over usb 2.0) starts out fast then gradually slows to a crawl? [more inside]
posted by pardonyou? on Oct 9, 2007 - 10 answers

ipod-to-itunes metadata syncing: help a girl out.

I rate my music on my ipod as I listen through it, and I'm trying to get several thousand ratings from the ipod back into itunes. It doesn't seem like itunes can do this for me. (That's stupid!) I found this script, which also has failed to work for me. Need help using the script, or itunes, or finding another alternative. [more inside]
posted by lockse on Oct 7, 2007 - 12 answers

How to get itunes on my home mac to recognize the iphone that was activated my work pc?

How to get itunes on my home mac to recognize the iphone that was activated my work pc?I've scraped around for two days looking for an answer to why my itunes wont recognize my iphone. [more inside]
posted by jchinique on Jul 11, 2007 - 5 answers

Reuniting an iPod with its paired iTunes

I have a question about syncing an iPod to a Mac it was previously paired with. (It's a bit like this question, but 2007-style.) [more inside]
posted by Ian A.T. on Apr 24, 2007 - 4 answers

iTunes Help, please...

iTunes filter: Can I sync my music on my iTunes player to my non-apple MP3 player? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Smith on Mar 14, 2007 - 8 answers

How can I get my iPod to play nice with my PowerBook and my XP box?

One iPod (60 GB). One PowerBook. One XP Box. One keswick. How do I keep all four happy? [more inside]
posted by keswick on Sep 12, 2005 - 9 answers

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