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    Thank you. So, if I only want to backup the purchases I made on the ipad to the pc, I don't need to sync?

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    Quote Originally Posted by linsipad View Post
    Thank you. So, if I only want to backup the purchases I made on the ipad to the pc, I don't need to sync?
    the images answer your questions.

    an image above shows "transfer purchases"(it does exactly what it says). post #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by linsipad View Post
    Thank you. So, if I only want to backup the purchases I made on the ipad to the pc, I don't need to sync?
    post #7 in red box....once checked, they will auto backup to iTunes also.
    and onto other devices too, if using the same account.
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