[HELP] itunes and ipad2

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by fernandowd, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. fernandowd

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    iPF Novice

    Jul 21, 2011
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    I really don't know what to do. I had to have my laptop fixed and used another laptop for itunes but the problem is that I have already tried evertyhing and only the apps are there. I would like to syncronize the songs, podcasts, books and everything that is in the ipad. And after my laptop gets fixed I wanna transfer all the files in the other laptop again, how can I do that????? I have read everywhere and havent founf a solution. Thanks
  2. twerppoet

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    Jan 8, 2011
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    I'm not sure what's included in Everything, so I'll though out my standard answer. If it falls under the category of everything, then let me know and maybe another idea will occur.

    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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