New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
iOS and Apps All your questions and discussion of iOS or iOS Apps.

So can I put my iPhone on multiple Macs?

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

Lewwy's Avatar
Member Since: May 21, 2007
Posts: 198
Lewwy is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 15" Macbook Pro, 2.16gz, 2gb RAM || 20" iMac, 2.4gz, 2gb RAM

Lewwy is offline
Hey guys,
Sorry if this has been covered before, but I did a quick search for 'iphone multiple' but nothing jumped out at me.

I have a MBP.. and an iMac, I learned the hard way that the iPhone syncs when you plug it in.. Unless you cancel it.

But are my files (Music/Apps/Videos/Contacts) safe if I do that? I mean if I cancel within the first 2 seconds or so.. Is this a viable way to do things?

Reason being, I keep my Macbook Pro updated with Music and Contacts etc.. But for the convenience I sometimes wanna charge it from the iMac (if I dont have the mains adapter..)

Any help is greatly appreciated.
QUOTE Thanks

Member Since: Jul 14, 2008
Location: Scotland, UK
Posts: 675
martyp is a jewel in the roughmartyp is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: nMP 6-core/32Gb/D700/512Gb: rMBP 15" 2.3GHz/16Gb/512Gb: iPhone 6 128Gb: iPad Air 2 128Gb: NEC PA322U

martyp is offline
My iPhone doesn't want to sync with my Vista laptop at all. Maybe another Mac would be different but to be honest I wouldn't count on it.

Never lost any data, just never transfered anything over from the iPhone > PC. I think it will only work with one PC but if I'm wrong and you can do something as it would be very useful.
QUOTE Thanks

dakineyj's Avatar
Member Since: Jan 24, 2007
Location: Kailua Kona, HI
Posts: 878
dakineyj will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: MBP 15", 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, OS X 10.8.2, iPad 1, 80gb iPod, ATV 1, iPhone 5

dakineyj is offline
Well, you can disable the auto syncing. Open up iTunes on you iMac. In the menu bar click on iTunes > Preferences. Then click on the devices tab and deselect or select automatic syncing.

Strange... Mine has Disable automatic syncing unselected and it does not auto sync. Oh well that's how I want it anyway.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« iPhone: Safari crashing, Home Screen shaking | Apps not working »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:56 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?