1 apple account, 2 libraries?

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by Shamygirl, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Shamygirl

    Shamygirl iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Iowa
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    3 days out from expected delivery date...

    In the meantime, I have all of my songs on my ipod- and I think I'll put only a few hundred on the ipad. What's the easiest way to do this?

    Ideally, I'd like only apps to go to the ipad, a few songs, some books, maybe a movie or two. And all songs go to the ipod. Do I just create a separate playlist?
    Let me know what you think and also what I should do everytime I hook either up so I don't sync all!

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. DefBref

    DefBref iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2011
    Messages:
    978
    Thanks Received:
    53
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Egremont
    Ratings:
    +53 / 0
    Creating separate playlists rather than a separate library is easier.

    You choose what you want to sync on each device.

    Also unless its an ipod touch your talking about, apps won't go on the ipod anyway.
     
  3. Shamygirl

    Shamygirl iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Iowa
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    It is an ipod touch. I know you can make separate playlists for songs, but is that an option for apps?
    Or should I create an ipod playlist which includes every song in my library and then my ipad will just sync with my library? If that's the case, how do I make sure it doesn't sync the ipod library, since I don't want every song?

    Thanks!
     
  4. DefBref

    DefBref iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2011
    Messages:
    978
    Thanks Received:
    53
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Egremont
    Ratings:
    +53 / 0
    You can choose what apps to sync to what device, not by playlists, but via the app tab when the device is plugged in.

    No need to create a playlist of all songs (you effectively already have that), just create a ipad playlist and choose that to sync with the ipad, and leave everything else for your ipod.

    Once you have both devices it will become quite obvious once you have them plugged into itunes.
     
  5. Wolfpuppies3

    Wolfpuppies3 iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Messages:
    732
    Thanks Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Virginia, USA
    Ratings:
    +10 / 1
    +1 to defbref

    No need for multiple libraries or playlists. I just synch those checked rather than "synch all." iTunes knows which are checked for which device so I maintain an iPod, iPod Nano, iPhones (2) and iPad each with different apps, books, movies, songs. All from the same iTunes.
     
  6. DefBref

    DefBref iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2011
    Messages:
    978
    Thanks Received:
    53
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Egremont
    Ratings:
    +53 / 0
    I use playlists for all my devices (2 iphones, 3 ipod nanos, ipod classic and ipad) because its easy to change what you want to sync without having the device connected, its picked up at next sync.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

2 libraries 1 appleid

,

one apple id two libraries