Sharing iTunes with multiple iPods
I got an iPhone for Chrimbo (mmm.. shiny!) and my missus already has an iPod Touch, so can someone fill me in on the best way for them both to use iTunes?
A) Should I create a new iTunes account for my iPhone or just use my missus’ existing one?
B) Will bought music and apps be shared between them or only on the one that bought it (and is that affected by the answer to A)?
C) What’s the best way for me to avoid syncing her Bryan Adams and Bon Jovi collections? One of my friends suggested a central ‘shared’ library of music we both like then two different installations of iTunes with our own personal tunes plus the shared library.Posted 9 years agoCaptainMainwaringMember
There will be lots of people more expert than me with other ideas, but you can select to sync an iPod with a specific playlist, not the whole library.
In iTunes create one playlist for you, and one for the missus. Drag and drop only the stuff you want into your playlist, and same for missus. You then keep one central library but only pull out of it what you want. This is also useful if you have more music in the iTunes library than your iPod holdsPosted 9 years ago
Seems you can setup multiple libraries by holding shift while starting iTunes. That’s probably what I want. Would still like to know about A and B though.Posted 9 years ago40mpgSubscriber
Can you have your library duplicated on 2 pc’s though, as I use different computers depending on where I am? Havent tried copying it yet but is this possible? (Only been using itunes since xmas but did figure out the playlist thing so I don’t get my daughters High School Musical stuff!)Posted 9 years agoCaptainMainwaringMember
Yes you can put your library on multiple machines – total number of all devices not to exceed 5 if you want them to actually play rather than just store.
Seems to me that keeping more than one library would be a nightmare. Once you have set up your individual playlists, which does take time, you can just decide which new music to add to yours. Also means you only have one library to back up.Posted 9 years agonickcSubscriber
You can set up each i(whatever) so that it doesn’t automatically synch when you connect it up (I think it’s called manual sync unsurprisingly). That way each user can pull from the central library what they do or don’t want. Me and the kids do this, then I can store everything on one drive, but don’t have to listen to their
shitesorry, different taste in music…
All it means is that you have to do a little dragging and dropping…Posted 9 years ago
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