I have a new computer and I have transferred all my music and apps etc to my computer using back up hard drive but I can’t sync my iPhone to it. The message I keep getting is “The iPhone cannot be synced because there is not enough free space to hold all the items in the iTunes library”. I know there is room because the summary says there are about 4GB of free space on the iPhone. Can you help me please?

By Barb70 from Apple Community

When syncing iPhone to a new computer, iPhone users need to move the contents in iTunes library to the new computer at first. It is not hard for the users to move the media files, ebooks and apps to new computer with a flash drive, and the users can easily sync the files to iTunes library. But if the users come up with the problem that Barb70 has met with, they will need to take a look at their iPhone. It is believed that the syncing problem has something to do with your iPhone music. Users in Apple Community has given out one solution which needs users to manually delete all the music files in their iPhone and then sync with the items in iTunes library on the new computer. However, some of the users may not want to delete all the music files as some of the music files may not be the purchased items. At this moment, users can take advantage of the iPhone transfer software, which will be helpful for syncing iPhone to new computer.

Users are able to find all kinds of iPhone transfer software on the Internet, but I would like to introduce Leawo iTransfer to you. This software enables users to transfer apps, music, movies, TV shows, ringtones, ebooks, photos and Camera Roll without the sync of iTunes, and it also allows users to transfer files from iPhone to iTunes library directly, which will be helpful when you sync iPhone to new computer, and want to move the files to the new iTunes library. The following guidance will show you how to sync iPhone music to iTunes library on the new computer, and you are allowed to free download the software to have a try. Note that the trial version has limited transfer times.

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Tips: Leawo iTransfer only works with iTunes installed on your PC.

How to Sync iPhone Music to iTunes Library

1. Run Leawo iTransfer and connect iPhone to computer with the USB cable. The software will automatically detect the libraries of the iPhone, and then shows the libraries in left sidebar. Choose “Music” and then the contents will be shown in the right part.
Connect iPhone to Transfer Music

2. Click the transfer button at the right bottom of the window to transfer all the music files to iTunes library. Or hold “Ctrl” key and select certain files, and then right-click the chosen files to “Transfer to > iTunes”.
Select iPhone Music to Transfer

3. After clicking the transfer button, you will see the dialog of transfer settings. Check “Transfer to List: iTunes”, and then click “Transfer Now” at the right bottom of the window to start syncing iPhone music to iTunes library. You can back up iPhone music to computer by checking “Save to Folder” in the dialog, and then click “Change” to choose a folder on your computer as target.
Transfer Settings

4. When the transfer is ongoing, the progress bar in the window will show you the percentage of the transfer process. When the transfer is finished, you will get the music files copied to iTunes library.
Syncing iPhone to New Computer

Leawo iTransfer makes music transfer easy to be done. You can use this software to sync iPhone to new computer with no efforts. Moreover, you are able to backup iPad and iPod apps, music and so on to computer with the help of this software. Leawo iTransfer can be very useful in our daily lives, if you are interested, check it out.