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How can I connect 2 iPhones to 1 computer?

by Wasabijim / October 20, 2011 4:58 PM PDT

I have been trying to get this figured out for several days now with no luck. We have been syncing our phones to two different computers with two different iTunes accounts in the past but we bought a new computer with Windows 7 on it and would like to be able to connect both of our iPhones to the new computer. I have read that in order to do this you need to create 2 user accounts. I have done this and the main account has access to the music library and the second account doesn't. How can I get access to the music in the other account? This shouldn't be this hard.

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Re: accounts
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 20, 2011 5:24 PM PDT

This should work with 2 different Windows accounts (or Windows usernames or profiles or whatever you want to call them). Each has it's own library. But libraries may point to music outside the users User folder that you want to share.


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You can do this by doing the following:
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 20, 2011 10:00 PM PDT

In iTunes, create a PlayList called something like "iPhone 1"
Create another called "iPhone 2"
What you call the playlists is not important but you must be able to distinguish between the two and be able to know which playlist is for which iPhone.
Put all the music that you want for iPhone 1 into the iPhone 1 playlist
Repeat for iPhone 2

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connecting two iTouches to a single PC
by mrtymcgrth / October 21, 2011 11:48 AM PDT

Would that process be essentially the same as what I need to do? to connect two iTouches to a single PC? But I want both to share all the same data...?? Marty

HP laptop, WIN 7, new Dropbox...solve my problem?

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If you want them to share the same data
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 21, 2011 11:32 PM PDT

it would work but there would be no need to create the playlists etc.
Unless, of course, you did not want the entire contents of your iTunes library to go to the iPod Touch's.

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I don't know why it would be a problem...
by DHSmd / October 25, 2011 9:40 AM PDT

... or why you would be required to have two different iTunes accounts to do it. I synch an iPhone and two different iPads to a single computer, all under the same iTunes account. I just set each up to synchronize what I want on them. When I add new apps, I end up having to delete them from devices I don't want them on, but that's it. ITunes remembers the individual machines each time I connect them.

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You can configure what apps go on what device
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 25, 2011 10:06 PM PDT

without having to delete them afterwards.

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