Homework on iPad/iTunes sync
As I will be getting myself a new iPad, hopefully in a couple of weeks time, I am just doing some "homework" to familiar myself with operations. This is my own notes for myself, this is not me telling you how to do so and so, this, I repeat, is my own notes for myself, which I want to share with you because I would like your options. Maybe some of you would say something like "Youíve done it well, thatís how you should do it." Or some of you may notice errors and feel free to help offer pointers, like saying "You got most of it right, but um, this little part here, well, itís bit incorrect, actually youíre supposed to....." I just wanted to see how I am getting on.
By the way, any of the text in bold are not what I wrote down on my paper, they are actually my asking any of you a question, please feel free to help to answer. Here is how I wrote for myself:
NOTE: When using syncing, always ensure you are not using iPad and no apps are running. If needed, press the HOME button to make sure.
After connecting your iPad to computer using USB cable supplied with iPad, iTunes on PC will automatically open and depend on settings, would automatically start syncing.
iPad will be found listed under DEVICES in the iTunes. If you renamed your iPad with a better name, this name will show instead of saying iPad
NOTE: Do not start using iPad during syncing. If in need of using iPad, then have to cancel sync and have to start again later on.
When syncing is done, click on the Eject icon beside iPad in iTunes, then...
Do I really have to do this? What happens if I donít use the Eject icon and chose to just unplug the connection cable?
Remove the dock connector from iPad.
Syncing iPad and iTunes is for the following reasons:
1) To back up the data on the iPad by backing up into iTunes.
Do it back up into the same backed up file on iTunes? Do I have any control over this, like can I get it to create a new backed up iPad file?
2) To make sure all music files and other media files, etc., are both same on both iPad and iTunes, in other words, each mirror each other.
3) To download apps from PC into iPad and to upload apps from iPad (which were downloaded directly into iPad via Wi-Fi or 3G) into iTunes, so that there will be copies of all the paid for apps in iTunes in case anything go wrong with iPad and apps on iPad gets lost. (In similar way as you keep the CD-ROM that contents the application software which you paid for, which you have installed on your PC, so if anything go wrong with PC, you reinstall from CD-ROM.)
How did I do with my studies?