Does updating iphone software erase data
Many readers ask us how to sync an i Phone with a Mac - or more specifically, with more than one Mac, or with a new Mac - without erasing the i Phone's apps, music, photos and other data. Here are two techniques for syncing an i Phone with more than one Mac without deleting the content.
Every time you plug the i Phone into a new Mac you get a message saying "Do you want to erase this i Phone and sync with this i Tunes library?
Speaking of backup, Apple has introduced a new feature for backups, and it’s called i Cloud.
You can , so that all the data on your device is constantly synced to the cloud.
You can transfer audio, video, photos, books, podcasts and other contents from your i Phone to your Mac (or vice versa).
This is the best option if you don't have a copy of the i Phone content on a Mac.
See also: Sync i Phone without erasing: Use Any Trans If you have music, movies, TV shows or other data on your i Phone that you don't want to lose, and wish to sync the i Phone with another Mac (without wiping the music), then you need to use a third-party app such as .
First you will have a back-up (which is a MUST in this day and age), and when you visit relatives/friends you can always show them your pictures of vacation XYZ or billy's performance of ZYX.
But if you’re trying to sync your i OS device with a new computer while the old computer has given up (and if you don’t have a backup at hand), things will be a lot more complex.
Last time, we showed you , and it was a pretty easy task. There’s much more content that has to be backed up before you proceed.
" Apple makes sure you can only sync the i Phone with one Mac at a time.
But this feature shows how to sync with more than one Mac.
See also: When you are manually manually managing music and videos, you need to copy the music tracks, and video files, from your i Tunes' library to the i Phone.