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Changing iPhone and iPad from PC to Mac

Discussion in 'Using iPhone, iPad, & iPod touch' started by LarryR, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. LarryR

    LarryR New Member

    I got my wife a MacBook Air to replace her aging PC. Her iPhone 7 and iPad Air 2 were backed up to iTunes on the PC, but by now the last backups are somewhat dated. I restored her iTunes library to the MacBook Air. When I connect her iPhone and iPad to the MBA, will it accept them and just do new backups? Or will it force me to restore from the latest backup?

    (I still have the PC and could do new backups and then transfer them to the MBA, but I don't want to bother if not necessary.)
  2. kirk

    kirk Administrator Staff Member

    It will accept them. However, it may re-sync any media content on them. In other words, you won't lose any personal information, but since the computer sees the devices as new, it may have to resync all the content. (I haven't done this in quite a while, but the last time I had to do this.)

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