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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:20 PM

Another apple tv question(s)

Bought a new 13 Inch macbook and apple tv. The apple tv arrived today
When it asks for apple ID do they mean my name or my email? My email is my name no spaces@att.net ...... When I boot up the old MacBook I just see my name, space between first and last ....Then I type in the password. Apple TV says I entered wrong password. I did not. So perhaps I don't understand what my apple ID is ?

Assuming I get this right after the new mac arrives, does my iPhone iOS6 get everything on it streamed to the tv ....like a mountain lion Mac is supposed to do ?

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musiclawyer Nov 2012 OP
NYC_SKP Nov 2012 #1
musiclawyer Nov 2012 #2
NV Whino Nov 2012 #3
Stinky The Clown Nov 2012 #4
musiclawyer Nov 2012 #5
NV Whino Nov 2012 #6
musiclawyer Nov 2012 #7
NV Whino Nov 2012 #8
musiclawyer Nov 2012 #9
NoQuarter Nov 2012 #10
NoQuarter Nov 2012 #11
musiclawyer Nov 2012 #13
musiclawyer Nov 2012 #12

Response to musiclawyer (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:25 PM

1. Apple ID is same as iTunes ID, for me it's my email address.

Though I understand the potential confusion, I probably have three different Apple IDs generated over time.

For me, right now, it's the same one I use for iTunes, the one I have associated with a Credit Card for charges for movies and songs, etc.

Hope this helps.

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Response to musiclawyer (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:55 PM

2. I think this helps

I went on iTunes and bought a song just to check. And it does start with "apple ID email" and then asks for the password. So I think you are right. The apple ID is probably my email But I'm no longer doing anything with the Apple TV until the new MacBook arrives and I set that up firsr ....Just to be safe

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Response to musiclawyer (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:45 PM

3. The Apple ID stuff will drive you crazy

I think I have three of them for different devices, at least one linked to an e-mail that is no longer valid. Drives me nuts.

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:53 PM

4. I agree. I HATE the way Apple manages that whole ID crap.

We have more of them than we even know.

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Response to musiclawyer (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:22 AM

5. That raises another question

When the new Mac arrives can I just sign in as myself. Old ID. Old password ? I don't want data migrated over from old Mac

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Response to musiclawyer (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:21 AM

6. Yes

Try no to create new IDs.

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:18 PM

7. I take that back. I want iTunes migrated

That's it. So do I still have to use setup assistant to bring itunes over ( along with the other things I don't want ) ? Or can I just make sure all the songs I want are on my phone and then sync the phone after the new Mac is up and running ?

The only reason I am reluctant to use setup assistant is that it will copy Logic 8 and a boatload of logic data into the new Mac and I want the new Mac free for logic x..... When it comes out

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Response to musiclawyer (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:34 PM

8. Syncing with your iPhone would be the best way to go if that's all you want

For various reasons, I've never been able to use the migration assistant. I just hook up wirelessly or copy to disk or thumb drive and transfer what I want that way.

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 07:54 PM

9. Won't I lose all the data on the phone

By syncing to this new computer that the phones sees as having an empty iTunes ?

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Response to musiclawyer (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:29 PM

10. No.

The apple id pulls everything purchased, etc together, no matter where those purchases happened.

Say you purchase a song on an iPhone under your existing ID, that purchase will be available to ALL devices using that ID.

As things migrate to cloud storage, this is a boon. Imagine having to download everything to each device individually.

iTunes will ask if you want to transfer the items on your phone to iTunes.

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Response to NoQuarter (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:33 PM

11. I should have said copy.

NOT transfer. The song you purchased as a test will be included, providing you use the same Apple ID. And another ID will NOT have acces to that purchase.

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Response to NoQuarter (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:35 PM

13. Do you think it would be wise to pay for itunes match as a cloud backup

before I sync the phone to the new computer? (My homed share is turned on.) Or is itunes match just a waste of money?

My only concern is that songs not bought from itunes don't make it over to the new mac.......

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Response to musiclawyer (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:56 PM

12. Thank you

I really really don't want to migrate everything. Just the iTunes. And manually install the disc from my audio interface , printer etc

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