How can I have two devices with separate iTunes accounts on the same computer without sharing libraries?

I have an iPhone 3s and my sister has an iPhone 3.  We use them only as iPods.  We each have our own iTunes account, but we have to share a computer.  How can we both syn our devices without sharing our music and app libraries?

The most reliable way would be to set up individual user accounts in WIndows. Then each of your iTunes libraries will be completely separate.

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  • Two separate itunes accounts on the same computer

    Ok I need help before I throw my computer and iphones.
    I have two separate itunes accounts, and two separate iphones. I'm using the same computer.
    I'm trying to sync my wife's iphone to her itunes account on my laptop, but it keeps wanting to load my apps to her phone.
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    I authorized her phone to my laptop as well.
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    How can I just start from scratch and just have itunes backup what's on her phone, and thats it?

    The issue is this is referring to music, I'm asking about applications.
    If I setup a new user on my laptop, when I open itunes, isn't it going to just pull the same data in itunes already?
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  • HT2731 How do I apply for a separate iTunes account on the same computer?

    I have an iPhone and my brother has an iPod touch.  We only have one computer at our house ao we have been sharing my account.  I get all of his music he purchases whether I want it or not.  Is there some way we can both have our own personal separate accounts?

    Create a new user account on your computer.
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  • HT3819 Will home sharing work with 2 itunes accounts on the same computer?

    My husband and I share a laptop.  Can we use Home Sharing to share music with each other? I have an account for each of us on iCloud and the computer has us each set up as users. 

    No, home sharing will not work for two different users on the same computer on a Windows based system as it requires iTunes running.  It is not possible in Windows for both users to be running iTunes at the same time.
    Instead, simply use the File > Add Files/Folder option in iTunes to add the content you want to your iTunesLibrary.  Do the same for your husbands iTunesLibrary under his user.

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    I share a laptop with my husband.  We have had "sync" issues in the past with his contacts and my contacts intermingling on our separate iPhones.  Can I create two different iTunes accounts for us to sync independently?  What should I do about this?  With the advent of iCloud, we're both going to be autosyncing...right???

    This won't be a problem, iTunes will see the new device as a separate device, it will have its own settings under iTunes, you can set it up to sync the same content or different content to the first device, it will have no effect on how the first device syncs with iTunes.

  • HT1386 How do I merge two separate itunes accounts on the same computer?

    I set up a new account on my Mac computer. The original account (that still exists) has all of my itunes music in it (it is a shared computer, but I decided to set up my own account), but the new one doesn't. How do I transfer the music from my phone to the new itunes account or merge the two?
    Basically the itunes library on the new account is empty, so I can't sync it with my phone or else it will delete all of the music on my phone.

    Creating a new user on your computer is the easiest way to keep the media separated.
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    Remember that you can only use media and apps with the account they were bought with.
    Message was edited by: Ingo2711

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    We have two iPhones and two itunes accounts but one computer. The phones are 3GS but are new. I have had no luck in getting syncing the phones individually. I have called Tech Support. They sent me a link that I had already been to. This is more than frustrating.

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    How do you homeshare within different log in accounts (and itunes accounts) within one computer?

    Simply connect them.  One computer with one iTunes can manage multiple devices.  They're tracked by S/N but you might wish to assign them unique names so that you can track them yourself.
    The only minor issue is app updating and purchases while on the computer.  It's necessary to log out and back in to the "correct" ID.  Much easier to do these things from the iPods.

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    So my Mac got wiped, obviously all my iTunes bought songs and stuff are rested but in lost most of my Garage band Productions, now the ones that had luckily gone to my phone won't transfer to ituens?

    No, it is just saying it is a different iTunes library. If your computer was wiped then the original one is gone and the phone does not recognize the library there.
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  • Problems with multiple itunes accounts on the same computer

    Does anyone have issues with this? My husband and I have seperate iTunes accounts, and eventhough I am logged in under my username, his music is loading and mine is gone...
    Also, his iPad apps are syncing to my iTunes account - this happened just last night when I plugged my iPod in and was rearranging my playlists and his apps were syncing at the same time.

    Well, I usually think of an 'iTunes account' as being an account at the iTunes Store...  I take it you have different iTunes collections with separate library files for each of you.
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    My brother just got an iPod, and he keeps using my downloads so I can't put them on a second device. Is there a way to make it so you have to log in to start doing anything with iTunes?

    I'd suggest you give your brother his own Windows user account, then password-protect your user account. Then your brother won't be able to access your iTunes library, assuming you remember to log out of your Windows account and don't let your brother know your password.
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