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hi, i have a new macbook pro running mavericks, my old PC is dead and i cant acces it now, i have all my music( most of which not bought on itunes) on my iphone, now if i sync my iphone with itunes on my new MBP, it will erase everything of my iphone. please help me put all the messages and music from my iphone to mac.
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The safest way to transfer your music, videos, and other media from your iPhone or an iPod to a new Mac is to use third party software. There are several apps which can do that. One such app is "Wondershare Tunes Go" which you can download from here.
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Two possibilities off the top of my mind that I have used are:
Senuti
Download Senuti for Mac - Copy music from iPods to Macs. MacUpdate.com
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iExplorer
iExplorer - iPhone, iPad Music & File Transfer App for Mac & PC

PS: Isn't there also some way to have your music etc. "shared" or something so that it's not lost when syncing???

I'm just a recent iPad 2 user that's still learning about it - and also frustrated with so many limitations etc.
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all the softwares above are paid softwares, am just wondering if there is any free software. I mean senuti doesnt work for MAC iExplorer and wondershare are paid versions.
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Senuti sure does work on Macs and I've used the old version to salvage some users music several times several years ago.

It seems that the free version is available here:
Senuti -- Free Open Source GPL Version

I don't know if it still works on the latest iOS but why not give it a try.

PS: I thought I had read several post here that cautioned about using anything "Wondershare". I'm not sure what that's all about.

Maybe try a google search for other free suggestions for your problem.
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"Wondershare" and other similarly-named companies (ending mostly in -soft or -share, Microsoft obviously an exception) are front companies for Chinese spammers that make craptastic (but functional) PC-ported software for the Mac. Approach with GREAT caution.
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all the softwares above are paid softwares, am just wondering if there is any free software. I mean senuti doesnt work for MAC iExplorer and wondershare are paid versions.
There's no free software that *actually works* to correctly copy the music and metadata (playlists and other media, play counts, etc) from your old device to the new one that's free, at least that I know of.

The best one I've seen is now iExplorer, it's $35. If the music isn't worth spending that much, then make a list of the actual decent songs and buy them from iTunes (if you bought them previously from there, you can of course just re-download them for free on your new machine as long as you're using the same AppleID/iTunes account).
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Thanks for the info about "Wondershare" and their software Chas, now I wonder how the OP made out????
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