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    Question Really confused re syncing. Have Parkinsons, need clear directions

    Hi,
    I have an IPad 4, and an IPod.
    Problems:
    1. Want on IPad calendar, outlook contacts, emails, browser bookmarks, books, apps, and some music, photos.
    2. Want on IPod just music.
    3. When I sync does it sync from Ipad to computer or computer to Ipad and same with IPod? Can I set this so it will do what I want?
    4. How do I delete all the stuff on my IPod, so it just syncs music and not all the apps and other stuff from the IPad?
    5. I am so confused, I'm becoming scared to do anything re syncing. I don't cloud as I found I was doubling and tripling on things, so prefer to stick the plug in with both.
    6. When I type "itunes" into the bottom of the computer near start where it says search I get a zillion files - no kidding! How do I clean this up.
    Thank you if you can help me
    Belinda

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    welcome to the forum hopefully people with ipod can help you right away because i only own ipad and to sync to pc its so easy and you dont need to be afraid because whenever you try to sync the idevice from to pc the itunes will always give pop up explanation after you click the sync button you just need to read it

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    Really confused re syncing. Have Parkinsons, need clear directions

    You can keep the iPod and the iPad separate from each other using iTunes.

    First, lets get you set up so that iTunes is easily accessible. See this picture of what I get when I search for iTunes (in that space by the Start button:

    Really confused re syncing. Have Parkinsons, need clear directions-imageuploadedbytapatalk1360424405.436329.jpg

    I've ID'd the icon you want to use. If you wish to have it always available, right click on that icon and select the line "Pin to Start Menu." Then, whenever you press the start button and get that list, iTunes should be among the program immediately available.

    Go ahead and open iTunes on your PC (click on that icon). I am assuming you have the most current version of iTunes (version 11.1). If you don't, please holler back and we'll help you get it. For now, this is written as if you have the most current iTunes...

    Now, connect your iPod to iTunes. You should see it show up in the upper right hand side of the iTunes view page, like this:

    Really confused re syncing. Have Parkinsons, need clear directions-imageuploadedbytapatalk1360424699.184642.jpg

    I don't have an iPod, so I had to use my iPhone - the principle's the same.

    After the iPod appears in iTunes, click on that button. You will then get a screen that looks like this across the top:

    Really confused re syncing. Have Parkinsons, need clear directions-imageuploadedbytapatalk1360424775.581779.jpg

    From there, press on every tab (Info, Apps, etc) and ensure everything is unchecked - EXCEPT the Music tab. That is the tab to control what music goes on your iPod. You will need to check all the music you want to add to the iPod.

    After you have unchecked everything but music and you have selected the music you want to put/keep on the iPod, press the "Apply" button in the lower right hand corner of iTunes. Then, iTunes will do it's "magic" and put things on/off the iPod.

    Lastly - iTunes will remember the settings for your iPad and your iPod separately. So, whatever you do to the iPod in iTunes will not affect the iPad and vice versa. iTunes is able to remember which device is which.

    Hope some of this helps. Please let us know if you have more questions.

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    Hi Marilyn,
    Thanks for that. How do you take a photo of your screen - that's clever?
    Yes am using the right ITunes and will try with ipod in a minute and let you know how I go.
    Another problem is I seem to have so many ITune files on my computer it's driving me nuts.
    Am I best to uninstall all the ITunes and reinstall just one? I think a well meaning friend a few weeks ago trying to help me put on another ITunes thinking one for the ipad and one for the ipod, and now I have so many files and duplicates on my computer I don't know if I'm coming or going.
    But do have my music write which are all CD's that I imported to ITunes. So....if I uninstalled all itunes on my computer, then reinstalled, would all my stuff including my CD's imported to ITunes still be there orwould I lose stuff?
    Will do IPod know before I contemplate that and await your reply?
    I did also last night sync Ipad and some of my addresses went missing from my contacts but they aren't on my computer outlook contacts either.....oh dear! I'm a mess.....It's worrying me, and the ipod is what I want to use all the time as it is light and easy to use in bed where I spend most of my time.
    To IPod, then I'll check back.
    Thanks,
    Belinda

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    Hi Belinda,

    Welcome to the forums.

    I'm sure someone will advise you about links to discussion groups, the rules etc. all of which are handy for reference.

    I won't talk about syncing. I haven't synced anything for a long time and seem to get along OK. I don't use my iPad and iPod as widely as some theirs as it doesn't fully suit my lifestyle.

    I keep my iPod for my music collection and to quickly deal with emails if I can find wifi links on my travels. As you say, the iPod is so portable.

    You were asking how do we take screen shots. All you need to do is press the power on/off button (top right/left of device) and the main button at the bottom centre of the device together. The image is stored directly to the camera roll.

    HTH

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    Sorry, have I done something wrong? I'm not sure what, so if someone could explain, I'd appreciate it.
    Thanks muchly,
    Belinda

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    Quote Originally Posted by ekbg
    Sorry, have I done something wrong? I'm not sure what, so if someone could explain, I'd appreciate it.
    Thanks muchly,
    Belinda
    Hi Belinda,

    What's happened? Have you tried syncing?

    Could you tell us more, so that someone can help.

    Cheers

    Richard

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    Footnote: Just in case you haven't seen these, follow this link to help pages on the Apple website. Here you should find what you need:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/index?pa...syncing%20help
    Last edited by Richard Brown; 02-11-2013 at 12:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Brown

    Hi Belinda,

    What's happened? Have you tried syncing?

    Could you tell us more, so that someone can help.

    Cheers

    Richard

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    Footnote: Just in case you haven't seen these, follow this link to help pages on the Apple website. Here you should find what you need:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/index?pa...syncing%20help
    ThanksRichard,
    Well from your prior post I thought I had done something wrong on this site. No one has explained how it works. Be kind, remember I have PD and confuse easily.
    If I were to uninstall iTunes from my laptop, then reinstall it, would my music (bought and put on by cd rom) and apps etc all still be there.
    If on my laptop I go to start, and search iTunes I have 1000s of files. Scared to delete any as I don't know what the ext mean. Just wanting to tidy it up and when I try to sync my iPad it says wrong iTunes even though updated version.
    Sorry to be a pain but thank you for your kindness
    Belinda

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    Quote Originally Posted by ekbg

    ThanksRichard,
    Well from your prior post I thought I had done something wrong on this site. No one has explained how it works. Be kind, remember I have PD and confuse easily.
    If I were to uninstall iTunes from my laptop, then reinstall it, would my music (bought and put on by cd rom) and apps etc all still be there.
    If on my laptop I go to start, and search iTunes I have 1000s of files. Scared to delete any as I don't know what the ext mean. Just wanting to tidy it up and when I try to sync my iPad it says wrong iTunes even though updated version.
    Sorry to be a pain but thank you for your kindness
    Belinda
    Hi Belinda,

    I'm sorry if I caused some confusion. I wondered whether I may have, it wasn't intended.

    I haven't tried uninstalling and reinstalling iTunes.

    However, I believe you will not lose your music. You have bought it, and you can reload as many of your purchases as you wish.

    I hope a couple of other members of the forum, who are expert in iTunes and keeping or modifying music collections will latch on to our discussion. I am certain they can help.

    Thanks for your patience.

    Cheers

    Richard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ekbg View Post
    ThanksRichard,
    Well from your prior post I thought I had done something wrong on this site. No one has explained how it works. Be kind, remember I have PD and confuse easily.
    If I were to uninstall iTunes from my laptop, then reinstall it, would my music (bought and put on by cd rom) and apps etc all still be there.
    If on my laptop I go to start, and search iTunes I have 1000s of files. Scared to delete any as I don't know what the ext mean. Just wanting to tidy it up and when I try to sync my iPad it says wrong iTunes even though updated version.
    Sorry to be a pain but thank you for your kindness
    Belinda
    Hi, Belinda:

    What operating system is your laptop (Windows 7, Vista, XP)? And, how are you accessing this forum - are you on your laptop and viewing it via the Web? Or, are you using the official app on your iPad (the app from the App Store)? We can give more specific (to you) instructions once we know what programs and devices you are using...

    When you say "it says wrong iTunes" - could you give us all of what the error notice says; the entire phrase?

    Lastly, can you list some of the extensions that are showing for all those iTunes files you are seeing when you search? Oh, and what is the search term you are using in that search window - are you just typing "iTunes"?

    And, from your post before, I made screen shots of my desktop computer. I have a button on my keyboard that's labeled "PrtScrn" (hopefully, the keyboard on your laptop also has this button). Then, I uploaded the picture to this forum to add to my post. If we need to do this to help you - I'll give more detailed instructions, later. Suits?

    Hang in there! We'll get this sorted.

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