How to Sync iPhone to New Computer Perfectly

"I purchased a new laptop with windows 8 installed. I have an iPhone 5 and I'm trying to sync iPhone to new computer. When I connect my iPhone 5 with the new laptop, iTunes give me a message that itunes will remove everything on my iPhone with what is in iTunes Library, which is nothing. I cannot figure out how to sync iPhone with new computer without losing data. Please help. Thanks."

As an iPhone user, if you try to sync your iPhone to a new computer, your music, movies, TV shows, books, and tones on iPhone will be removed. This goes contrary to your wish. If you want to sync iPhone with new computer without losing music and videos, instead of iTunes, you should try Wondershare TunesGo Retro. It lets you sync music, videos, playlist, etc. from iPhone to new computer iTunes Library. And later, you can sync your iPhone with new computer iTunes Library without losing killer songs or videos.

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Note: Both Wondershare TunesGo Retro and Wondershare TunesGo Retro (Mac) are all available. Now Wondershare TunesGo Retro supports music, videos, and playlist transferring to both iTunes Library and computer. While Wondershare TunesGo Retro (Mac) only lets users transfer music from iPhone to iTunes Library, selected songs, videos, and photos to Mac computer. Below we talk about how to sync iPhone to new computer on Windows PC.

Step 1. Connect iPhone with PC

Download, install, and run Wondershare TunesGo Retro on Windows PC. Use a USB cable to connect iPhone with PC. TunesGo Retro will detect your iPhone and show its info the primary window. 

Note: Before sync iPhone to new computer with TunesGo Retro, please ensure you've installed iTunes on your PC. Only with iTunes installed, TunesGo Retro will work properly.

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Step 2. Sync iPhone Music, Videos, and Playlist to new computer

Sync music and videos from iPhone to new computer
Click Media on the left side of the primary window. From the new window, you can see there are several tabs: Music, Mobiles, TV Shows, Music Videos, Podcasts, iTunes U, Audiobooks. Click each tab respectively, select wanted files, click "Export to iTunes Library" from the "Export to" menu on the top of the window.

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Sync iPhone Playlist to new computer
Click "Playlist" on the left side of the primary window. From the Playlist window, select wanted iPhone playlist and click "Export to iTunes Library" from "Export to" drop-down list.

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Why choose "Export to iTunes Library", not "Export to my computer"? If you choose "Export to iTunes Library", then your music, movies, TV Shows, etc. are transferred to iTunes Library on your computer. Next time, when you sync iTunes with your iPhone, these files will be transferred to your iPhone, overwriting the original ones. In this case, these files are still on your iPhone.

We can't ensure you that sync iPhone to new computer without losing any data, because TunesGo Retro now doesn't support books yet. The only thing, we're sure is that you'll not lose any killer songs and videos from your iPhone while sync iPhone with new computer with Wondershare TunesGo Retro.

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May 20,2014 20:15 pm / Posted by Thomas Jones to iPhone

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