Tip & How-To about Apple iPod touch

How to Dock & Synchronize multiple iPods / iPhones

Many people have more than one iPod or iPhone. Some families have several members who all have their own separate iPod / iPhone. The iTunes software is configured to synchronize content with one player, but the software can be configured to synchronize multiple players on one computer. To synchronize multiple players, you can set iTunes to a different library for each user to create. This will allow each user their own music and video libraries, which he then syncs with your players to adjust. Or you can set iTunes to share it with the same content for each user.


Configure multiple libraries on the same computer

1. Hold down the "Shift" key on your keyboard when you open iTunes on your Start menu.


2. Select "Create Library" dialog box that appears.


3. Name the new library or an alternative that opens (for example, the library iPod Jake).


4. Select "Edit" in the iTunes interface, and select "Preferences".


5. Click the "Advanced" tab and check "Copy files to iTunes Music folder when adding to library." Press "OK".


6. Add specific files to iTunes library. Click the "File" menu and select 'Add File to Library ". After you have added your particular iTunes library, connect your iPod / iPhone to your computer with the USB cable and download files manually, or auto-sync.


Share iTunes library content with multiple users

1. Quit iTunes, find the iTunes library folder on your computer. Click the Start menu and select "Computer." Double click on the "C" drive. Select "Users". Click your username. If no username is set, click on "owner." Select "My Music". Double click on the "iTunes" folder.


2. Drag the folder to a public place. For example, you can drag the folder from the current location and put it in the Public Music folder. To find this folder, click again on "Users" and select "audience." The Music folder in Public.


3. Open iTunes and select "Preferences" from the Edit menu.


4. Select "Advanced".


5. Click "Change." Browse and select the current location of the iTunes folder in the "Change Music Folder Location" window.


6. Click "OK".

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