#1 Edited by EpicSteve (6442 posts) -

i have an extremely important Voice Memo on my iPhone. In order to get that on my Mac I need to sync my phone's music with my iTunes library.

When I want to sync my music on iTunes I get this message:

"Are you sure you want to sync music? All existing songs and playlists on the iPhone “Steven's iPhone” will be replaced with songs and playlists from your iTunes library."

Will my phone's data go to my Mac or am I literally REPLACING my phone's library with my Mac's? If so that's incredibly stupid. What's the solution to my problem?

#2 Edited by McGhee (6091 posts) -

@epicsteve: It definitely will erase and replace whatever songs you have on your phone and sync them with the library on your computer.

Don't take this as gospel, but I'm pretty sure that the voice memo would be fine.

To be safe go into Edit, Preferences, Devices, then check "Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically" before you connect the phone.

After that, I think you can connect and then just access your phone's hardrive and get the voice memo off that way?

#3 Posted by 49th (2544 posts) -

You could email yourself the voice memo first to make sure it's ok and then try syncing. I don't think it will delete it though.

#4 Edited by EpicSteve (6442 posts) -

@49th: The issue with that is the Voice Memo's file is too large to email.

#5 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

@49th: The issue with that is the Voice Memo's file is too large to email.

Drop box?

#6 Posted by EpicSteve (6442 posts) -

@the_laughing_man: I'm downloading it now. I've never used Dropbox so I'm not familiar with it. The Voice Memo seems trapped in the app itself. The file is too large to email. The other method of sharing is texting it. I sent it to a friend. Can I drop a file from a text message into Dropbox?