Syncing Two iPhones with one iTunes

GolfNut

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Can you sync two different phones with the same iTunes installation without overwriting each others contacts and other information? Will iTunes recognize them as different phones and create separate backups/syncs?

Thanks.

P.S. Happy New Year all. I will enjoy this year better with my iPhone...lol.
 

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i have 4 iPhones and 1 iTunes on a vista laptop and it works just great but you need to setup each phone in iTunes like favorites and pictures folders and so on iTunes will remember each phone
 

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I should have mentioned I'm using a Win XP box. I figured iTunes would work the same regardless of whether you're using a Mac or Win PC. Looking at the thread you referenced it seems iTunes doesn't necessarily recognize two separate phones, rather multiple options you select and deselect depending on which phone you're syncing at the time. Is that correct?

What I was hoping to find was to set iTunes up for multiple profiles.
 
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GolfNut

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i have 4 iPhones and 1 iTunes on a vista laptop and it works just great but you need to setup each phone in iTunes like favorites and pictures folders and so on iTunes will remember each phone
karllf:

Are you saying if I plug in the second iPhone that iTunes will automatically recognize it as a different phone and allow separate options without overwriting the first phone's options and data?

Thanks.
 

Ramesh

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karllf:

Are you saying if I plug in the second iPhone that iTunes will automatically recognize it as a different phone and allow separate options without overwriting the first phone's options and data?

Thanks.
I don't think so. You'll have to set up a new group of each - and then you sync each group to each phone. Make sense?

Phone A syncs w/contacts group A
Phone B syncs w/contacts group B

and so on...
 

GolfNut

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karllf:

Are you saying if I plug in the second iPhone that iTunes will automatically recognize it as a different phone and allow separate options without overwriting the first phone's options and data?

Thanks.
I think I have it figured out now, with your help. Now I just need to find that threat about multiple playlists/swaptunes.

Thanks.
 
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What happens if you had 2 iPhones and connected them both to a PC? Will they both be charging the battery? And what happens if I opened iTunes with both iPhones connected?
 

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What happens if you had 2 iPhones and connected them both to a PC? Will they both be charging the battery? And what happens if I opened iTunes with both iPhones connected?
yes and yes. both iPhones will charge because they will be plugged into 2 diff usb ports. and both will show up in iTunes as 2 separate devices
 

styfle

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wow i never thought of that
probably not a good idea to try to work with both phones at once
the charging will be fine though
 

xcissexc

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what happens when you have 3 iPhones and you click do it all in ZiPhone?

epic failure
3 posibilites:
1: ziPhone will only work with the first phone that was plugged in though i doubt it.
2:ziPhone will only work with the phone that is plugged into usb port 1 or the port of the lowest number (each usb port is assigned a number).
3: you will have three unlocked phones.
i think the most likely possibilities are 2 and 3.
 

styfle

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If you would use the quote feature it would be easier to know which post you are replying to.

IF you were replying to my post, then I use Outlook.
usually if there is not quote then it is directed at the previous post


but "syncing two different calendars to two different iPhones?"
what is the second calendar?
 

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If you have set up separate email accounts (profiles) for outlook, for example JT@aol.com and PT@aol.com you can have diferent calendars for each account , but can only open one at a time. So, for iPhone 1 you would sync with JT@aol.com and iPhone 2 with PT@aol.com. This applies to contacts too. You have to be careful not to mix up which account is open when syncing but even if you screw it up, the iPhone/iTunes will warn you that syncing will change more than 5% of the settings which is a pretty good warning that u have the wrong account open.
 

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If you have set up separate email accounts (profiles) for outlook, for example JT@aol.com and PT@aol.com you can have diferent calendars for each account , but can only open one at a time. So, for iPhone 1 you would sync with JT@aol.com and iPhone 2 with PT@aol.com. This applies to contacts too. You have to be careful not to mix up which account is open when syncing but even if you screw it up, the iPhone/iTunes will warn you that syncing will change more than 5% of the settings which is a pretty good warning that u have the wrong account open.
Cool. I was wondering because it is looking more and more like we'll have two iPhone syncing in my family in the near future.