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I recently upgraded to the iPhone 4s with iCloud. I created the iCloud account and also signed into iTunes on my phone with my current iTunes account. I then purchased some songs from iTunes on my phone along with some ringtones. I plugged my iPhone into my macbook pro to sync the music I had purchased on my iPhone to my computer and vice versa. When I click the music tab and click sync, it says it will delete all the music on my iPhone. The music on my iPhone was purchased with the same iTunes account as on my computer but they won't sync together. How do I mesh my iPhone iTunes purchased songs with my macbook iTunes purchased songs? Both are logged on with the same iTunes account. Thanks so much for your help!
 

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Whenever you sync your iPhone with iTunes. iTunes delets everything off the phone and replaces it all with whatever is in iTunes.

the fix is simple.

Before you plug in device, open itunes

in the top left corner click: Edit

Then click "Preferences"

Then click "Devices" (the iPhones icon)

Then near the middel of that page click on the box beside "Prevent iphones, iPods, and iPads from syncing automatically" so there is a checkmark in that box.

Now your phone will not sync unless you want it to.

Now plug in your iPhone.

On the left side where your iPhone appears after it's plugged in, right click on it.

then click "Transfer Purchases"

Wait til that is done. That is how your transfer your purchased items from iPhone to iTunes. Syncing replaces everything on the phone with whatever is in your iTunes library.

The "right click on device and transfer purchases" is really all ya had to do to get your purchaes from iPhone to iTunes, but the other settings I told you to apply prevent anything from being deleted accidentally.

Also........What i suggest every iTunes/iPhone user to do is to click in there device on the left side of iTunes.

In the large mailn window, click "Summarry" on top. (usially don't have to as that is where it already is when you click on your iPhone)

Put a check mark in the box that says "Manually Manage Music". (Also applies to apps)

This way you can drag and drop individual apps or songs (or however many items you selected) to your device without having to sync a whole section of Music or apps.


But in a nutshell, All ya have to do is transfer purchases. i suggest you do this every time you buy something on your phone so it is always backed up on iTunes.

There is no need to sync your iPhone to iTunes unless you want your iPhone's content to be replaced with whatever is in iTunes.

just transfer purchases..............And you task is done;)
 
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zig9449 said:
Whenever you sync your iPhone with iTunes. iTunes delets everything off the phone and replaces it all with whatever is in iTunes.

the fix is simple.

Before you plug in device, open itunes

in the top left corner click: Edit

Then click "Preferences"

Then click "Devices" (the iPhones icon)

Then near the middel of that page click on the box beside "Prevent iphones, iPods, and iPads from syncing automatically" so there is a checkmark in that box.

Now your phone will not sync unless you want it to.

Now plug in your iPhone.

On the left side where your iPhone appears after it's plugged in, right click on it.

then click "Transfer Purchases"

Wait til that is done. That is how your transfer your purchased items from iPhone to iTunes. Syncing replaces everything on the phone with whatever is in your iTunes library.

The "right click on device and transfer purchases" is really all ya had to do to get your purchaes from iPhone to iTunes, but the other settings I told you to apply prevent anything from being deleted accidentally.

Also........What i suggest every iTunes/iPhone user to do is to click in there device on the left side of iTunes.

In the large mailn window, click "Summarry" on top. (usially don't have to as that is where it already is when you click on your iPhone)

Put a check mark in the box that says "Manually Manage Music". (Also applies to apps)

This way you can drag and drop individual apps or songs (or however many items you selected) to your device without having to sync a whole section of Music or apps.

But in a nutshell, All ya have to do is transfer purchases. i suggest you do this every time you buy something on your phone so it is always backed up on iTunes.

There is no need to sync your iPhone to iTunes unless you want your iPhone's content to be replaced with whatever is in iTunes.

just transfer purchases..............And you task is done;)

When you sync your iPhone with iTunes on your computer it doesn't erase everything on your phone and replace it with what's in iTunes. What happens is that any purchases made on your iPhone, but not yet in iTunes, are transferred to iTunes. Any purchases made in iTunes, and not yet on your iPhone, are transferred to your iPhone. Tis will result in the same content being on both your iPhone and iTunes on your computer, unless you've chosen to limit the syncing of selected content from iTunes.

scifan57, iPhone Forums Moderator
 

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