Transfer iPhone Contacts to New Computer

 

OK, you just got that fancy new PC or new MacBook Pro and you don't know How to Move iPhone Contacts to New Computer

No problem, we'll show you here How to Copy iPhone Contacts to New Computer, whether it's PC or Mac

Note: this procedure also allows you to Transfer Contacts from Old iPhone to New iPhone and to Move Contacts from iPhone to iPad

  • First off, make sure the latest version of iTunes is installed on the new PC or Mac. If it's not, you can get it from here
  • Now, open iTunes and connect your iPhone to your New computer

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Syncing iPhone with multiple computers

Note: if you encounter problems with iTunes trying to erase your iPhone from one of the computers, read our Prevent iTunes from syncing iPhone instructions

As mentioned in a previous post, iTunes only allows one-way synchronizations from Computer to iPhone

Then, if you connect your iPhone to a Computer whose library is different from your iPhone's, you may end up with unwanted song deletions on your iPhone

To prevent this and be able to Synchronize your iPhone with several Computers, you need to transfer data from your iPhone to the Computers where this data is missing

Once all your Computers libraries are complete and synchronized, you can sync your iPhone with any of your Computers without risking to lose songs from your iPhone


Just follow these steps

  • Start by synchronizing your iPod / iPhone with iTunes on your first Computer ( the one that is most complete )
  • Unplug your iPod / iPhone from that first Computer
  • Connect your iPod / iPhone to the second Computer and follow the procedure to Sync iPhone to iTunes and transfer iPhone contents to iTunes onto the second Computer

You are all set !

Now that you know how to synchronize an iPhone with two computers, feel free to do so with as many computers as you want


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Transferring iTunes Library to new computer

Skip straight to iTunes Transfer instructions

Whenever you

  • Get a new computer
    ( PC or Mac )
  • Reinstall your system
  • Need to restore a fresh full iTunes backup
  • Need to synchronize home and work machines

You need to Transfer iTunes Library from one Computer to another

Knowing how to Transfer iTunes Library to another computer is both indispensable and cautious


Most of all, we want this to be fully automatic and All inclusive, transferring playlists, apps, ratings and all possible iTunes settings in a no-brainer style

The solution we selected today perfectly meets these expectations: simple, safe, handles everything, remains easy while still providing all desirable advanced features

Our advice: stick to the main panel, as the advanced options are really "advanced"

Note: if your iTunes Library is already gone and you have no backup but still have your Library on your iPod, iPhone or iPad, please follow our Rebuild iTunes Library from iPod, iPhone, iPad instructions

OK, start by getting the program from here

Download, open and run the file

From there, it's pretty simple, just hit either one of the buttons depending if you want to

Make sure to connect an external drive ( or USB flash drive ) to your computer with sufficient free space

  • To check available free memory on a hard disk, click Start->My Computer, then right-click on your external hard disk and select "Properties"
  • To know the size of your iTunes Library, open iTunes and look at the bottom center of the program

From then on, things are pretty obvious

Feel free to have a look at the below sections for more in-depth instructions

Transfer iTunes Library Between Computers

Click Transfer

Select the destination computer operating system: Mac or PC

Then, select whether you want to move iTunes Library to

  • Another computer: Creates a restorable backup file containing all your iTunes Library files
  • A folder: Simply fully copies all your iTunes files to a directory of your choice
  • An external hard drive: Same as previous, except it saves iTunes to a removable storage device

Upon complete iTunes backup, you can browse your external disk drive or USB key to make sure the backup files were properly created

Finally, eject your external disc ( from the tray notification area in your screen lower right corner )

See restore instructions


Copy iTunes Library - Backup iTunes Library

Click Backup

Select whether to

  • Create a full iTunes clone ( go for this option if this is the first time you are using the program )
  • Update an existing iTunes Library mirror ( in this case, select the backup file to update )

Finally, click Start Backup

See restore instructions

Restore iTunes Library from Backup

Connect your hard drive to the computer onto which you want to Import your iTunes Library

Make sure to have the program installed on that computer too

Start the program and hit Restore

Browse your external hard disc for your iTunes Library backup file and click Start Restore

You're all set ! Your iTunes Library has been successfully transferred to a new computer or from one PC to another !

 

Notes & possible issues

  • This solution works for both Mac and Windows, it allows to transfer iTunes Library from PC to Mac and from PC to PC
  • It creates a full iTunes copy, including music songs, playlists, applications, ratings, games and all personal settings, such as play count, date added, date last played and so on
iPhone Expert

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Founder and Editor of sync-iphone.com has a sincere desire to provide readers with honest and useful solutions for their iPhone
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Sync iPhone with multiple iTunes

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Syncing iPhone with multiple iTunes

Note: if you want to Synchronize iPhone with several Computers click here

When you search over the Internet How to synchronize iPhone with multiple iTunes libraries, all you can find are solutions to Synchronize iPhone with several PC

We are looking for just the opposite: Manage several iTunes libraries on a single Computer

Indeed.
What if, within a household, every person wants to keep his / her iTunes library separated from the others'?
More simply, you may want to create an iTunes library for each of your iPod / iPhones and switch between them on the same Computer

The only application we found able to do this is this one

It will allow you to create multiple iTunes libraries on a single computer and keep them separated without any risk of accidental mix-up


Notes & possible issues

  • This solution is compatible with all iPhone & iTunes versions
  • Once set up, this program allows you to switch between as many iTunes libraries as you want. It's like having several iTunes on one Computer
  • Once you created more than one iTunes library on a single Computer, you can Transfer Music from an iPhone to a dedicated iTunes library
iPhone Expert

Mike Johnson

Founder and Editor of sync-iphone.com has a sincere desire to provide readers with honest and useful solutions for their iPhone
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