TouchCopy - Does TouchCopy prevent iTunes auto-syncing my iPod?

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Does TouchCopy prevent iTunes auto-syncing my iPod?

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TouchCopy will have fixed your iTunes preferences so that iTunes will not sync music or video with your iPod or iPhone while TouchCopy is running. This way, TouchCopy has ensured that iTunes will not erase your iPod and you will not lose music on your iPod. Any changes to your iTunes preferences are restored when you quit TouchCopy.

Please follow the TouchCopy tutorial in the order listed to ensure that TouchCopy works correctly for you.

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Rick wrote...
my ipod will not stay connected to itunes after using touchcopy. everytime I click on a song in itunes it disconnects. I see there is nom something on my ipod called touchcopy lock. please advise
Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Rick Please make sure you close TouchCopy if you want to use your device with iTunes. You may also need to disconnect your device and reconnect it. This is because while TouchCopy is open it will block iTunes from accessing your device.
Cathrine Moller wrote...

I am actually very upset that I cannot sync my iPhone since I bought your program and have used it. Do I have to uninstall your program in order for me to use my itunes/iphone properly?

Thank you

Best regards,

Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Cathrine Moller Hello,

TouchCopy does not prevent your iPhone from syncing to iTunes when it is closed. It will however prevent syncing when it is open. Please make sure that TouchCopy is closed when you are wanting to use iTunes. If the problem persists please contact our helpdesk at
Rand E. Gerald wrote...
My iPad is FULL of podcasts. I want to be able to archive most of the older ones to my Mac or to my PC, then copy them to DVD's, and then delete them from the iPad in order to create more free storage on the iPad. Will your product enable me to accomplish that goal?
Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Rand E. Gerald TouchCopy will allow you to copy your pod-casts from your device to your Mac/PC and then do with them as you please. It will not delete or modify anything directly from your device, only read and copy the data to your PC/Mac. You will need to use iTunes to delete and manage the content on your device.
Wendy Flynn wrote...
Message:Hello there and good evening, I am trying to copy all my songs to my computer . my Ipod and I don't know how to do it. Could you please help me out with this issue
Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Wendy Flynn For assistance in using TouchCopy to copy your music to your PC/Mac, you can view the online user manual here...

If you have any further queries, please contact our support team directly here...
david oakley wrote...
hi there i purchased the full version of touch copy
I installed it on the 1st computer and the iphone to computer backup worked perfect (windows 7 pro mcafee)
tried the 2nd computer and the backup gets stuck on the last song and does not write over to the pc (windows 7 pro norton) i have turned off norton with no luck

Wide Angle Software wrote...
@david oakley Please try running TouchCopy as an administrator. To do this please firstly close TouchCopy. Right click on the TouchCopy icon either on your desktop or in your programs folder. Select 'Properties' and then go to the 'Compatibility' tab. On here please select to 'Run this program as an administrator'. Once done press 'Apply' and then 'OK'. Please then re-launch TouchCopy and try again.

This will resolve any permission issues that may be preventing TouchCopy from copying this final song.
Bill wrote...
While running Touchcopy my I pod Touch says it's syncing with I tunes--Will this erase all my music on my I-pod?
Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Bill If your iPod is synced to your iTunes, it will delete the content on your iPod that is not present in your iTunes library. Running TouchCopy before connecting your device should prevent iTunes from syncing with your iPod.
Chris wrote...
I went to my iTunes preferences and my iPod still won't sync.
Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Chris Please see the following support article for steps on how to fix iTunes not being able to sync to your iPod. Support Article - iTunes cannot sync with my iPod after using TouchCopy.
howard wrote...
I want my Hipstreet to work with Itunes
Wide Angle Software wrote...
@howard TouchCopy is only compatible with iPod, iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad devices. Unfortunately we cannot provide support for Hipstreet devices, although I would recommend contacting the manufacturer who may be able to assist you further.