Help!!!!

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by MsEstaMaude, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. MsEstaMaude

    MsEstaMaude
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    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!!!
     
  2. twerppoet

    twerppoet
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Legend II

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    20,212
    Thanks Received:
    5,678
    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.
     
  3. leelai

    leelai
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2011
    Messages:
    24,837
    Thanks Received:
    1,306
    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - Discussion Forum for IPad Users. It is a very simple app to navigate.
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    A very informative thread from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
     

Share This Page