This is a discussion on Help!!!! within the iPad General Discussions forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; My husband has an ipad 2. While visiting his brother this summer he plugged his ipad into hisbrother’s laptop and accessed his itunes account. Now ...
My husband has an ipad 2. While visiting his brother this summer he plugged his ipad into hisbrother’s laptop and accessed his itunes account. Now every time he tries to sync his ipad itsays he is logged into another account. We have tried several different ways toresolve this but have already deleted all his photos from the ipad and can’tfigure out how to get them back. We are pretty ignorant of apple products soplease help us! I am thinking maybe weshould do a ‘restore’ but I’m afraid that he will lose all his music-hehas a lot! Help!!!
11-25-2011 06:04 PM
These instructions should help you get the iPac connected back to your computer with a minimum of fuss.
However, if he has stuff from his brother's iTunes account, it will probably be lost. Even if it is not, hold in mind that you do not own any rights to anything purchased on another's iTunes account, and updating it will be nearly impossible.
Here is Apple's recommendations on how to transfer all your stuff to a new iPhone. With a few modifications it works very well for moving your iPad to a new computer. Wish I could find one as well written for the actual task.
How to back up your data and set up as a new device
Start by going into iTunes Preferences (before connecting the iPad) and turning off auto-sync. It is under the Devices tab. This will prevent any unwanted syncing before you are ready.
Do only the parts that apply to your information/situation (i.e.; if you are syncing contacts with Google, don't do the Personal Information Manager part. Stop when you get to the Restore step.
It would be wise, after the Transfer Purchases option to go through iTunes and make sure everything (media, app, book) got transferred. If not you may have a few more steps to insure all your stuff gets safely backed up on the computer.
NOTE: If you have picture albums in the Photos app, and they are not backed up somewhere other than the iPad, you need to save them first before doing anything else. The first sync will remove them. The PhotoSync app works well for this, and you can use it before starting any of the other procedures.
The quality of the pictures recovered this way will probably not match the originals. iTunes optimizes photos for viewing on the iPad when it syncs them.
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