Normally an iPhone is associated with just one iTunes library, and you can only manage your music
with that one copy of iTunes. PhoneAble takes your iPhone library key and applies it to any number
of other iTunes installations, allowing you to manage your music on whatever computer you happen
to be at. It's pretty easy to use:
Initially your iPhone is synced with the first computer you use it with. When you plug it into a
second computer you can't sync or manage the music on the phone. PhoneAble allows you to manage your
music manually on the 2nd computer, which is different to syncing your music. You can still only sync
music on the first computer.
On the second computer, plug your iPhone in, and back it up by right clicking on the device
in iTunes and selecting backup.
Now close iTunes and run PhoneAble, run through the steps.
Open iTunes again, click on the phone in the devices section, then on the summary tab there
is an option "Manually manage music and videos", make sure that is on and Apply the change. Now try and
drop some music files on the iPhone device, it should now allow you to copy music to your own phone.
Note: PhoneAble is not currently compatible with iTunes v10. The problem is that after PhoneAble
sets the library key in iTunes config files, iTunes replaces the keys with the key it generated from
somewhere else. I'm currently looking into the issue. So far I can't find where else it's storing the
Note: The mac port
is still in the process of being tested, there is a
if you are
dying to try it but it may not work as expected. And don't blame me if it destroys your iTunes