How often you connect your iPad to computer (iTunes)?

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How often you connect your iPad to computer (iTunes)?

  1. Multiple times a day

    12 vote(s)
    5.1%
  2. Once a day

    39 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. Once a week

    88 vote(s)
    37.6%
  4. Once a month

    36 vote(s)
    15.4%
  5. Rarely (except OS upgrade/jail break etc.)

    59 vote(s)
    25.2%
  1. mobi1
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    Just like to see how many people rarely connects iPad to computer.
  2. Tim SPRACKLEN
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    I connected my iPad the day I bought it - had no choice - and I've never connected it to my PC once since then. No way am I going anywhere near that iTunes software on my PC.:(

    Tim
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    Every few days - basically when I charge it.

    Unlike Tim I don't mind iTunes. It makes it easy for me to add books, music, comics etc for the Apps I am using.

    I have installed dropbox (on my epad, ipad and computer) but I find itunes much more convenient.

    Mind you I have a strict backup routine so if iTunes ever screws up I am not going to lose anything.
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    I need an iTunes tutorial!! It's incomprehensible to me....:(

    Tim
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    I also hated iTunes when I got my first iPod. Now I own 5 different iDevices and cant live without it. There's so much of tutorials on the web related to iTunes nowadays, it's a breeze to master it. ;)

    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    You guys are just trying to humiliate me....:(

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    The iPad syncs at least once a day, and often more.

    Apart from iTunes being the largest space hogger software ever written for Windows, does it do it's job.

    Initially iTunes syncing may not make too much sense, but after a while it just works. iTunes has not once deleted data and even it if would, I could just restore the backup from the day before. I rather sync too often than too little and it's not like syncing requires much input, just plug-in the USB cable into the computer, the rest is done automatically ;)
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    I've reached the limit of my 32gb so I synch to iTunes when I want to change music or films and put on more books. I also do it when it's time for update but I haven't done the recent one because it's not really necessary stuff for me.

    I don't have problems with iTunes and any errors have been mine. I dislike the photos part because it keeps duplicating, triplicating my photos and I now have too many of them on iPad but I couldn't be bothered because they don't take up much room.

    from Somerset UK on my iPad using IPF app
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    I marked once a week, but that's in flux right now. About a week ago backups that used to take 10-15 minutes went to several hours. I figure that it's an app that's common to both the iPad and the iPhone, but I haven't been able to figure out which one. :confused:
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    I connect my ipad to my computer almost every 20 minutes
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    There's no option for a few times a week. That's how often I sync mine.
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    Wow. Every 20 minutes???
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    About once a week. I have a bunch of podcasts that is subscribe to that I need to update. If I didn't hate my laptop so much I may do it more often. I cant wait to get my office set up so I can buy a new desktop and have my computer more accessible,

    Sent from my 32 GB wifi Ipad 2
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    Over and over, every day.

    But most of the time it's just to check my memory of the settings and menus before posting advice. I sync maybe once or twice a week, at the most.
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    Rarely ever - maybe once every two months or so, and only to backup. Everything else I need to do on the iPad can be done on the iPad.
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    Once per week as mentioned above. I use my iPad much more than the computer now.
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    Same here. I'm currently sitting in an armchair with the iPad. Mac Mini is on but only to stream iTunes (Radio Paradise) around my flat. Some evening the Mac doesn't event get switched on.

    Yes I know I can use AirPlay but it will only stream to one Airport Express. With the Mac I have Soundsticks and stream to Expresses in living room (hifi) and kitchen (Altecs) and it's wonderful. If the iPad would stream to multiple devices the Mac will go on even less!

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    My iPad is only 2 days old and I've connected it twice. Firstly to set up and secondly to put toy story on.
    I NEVER connect my iPhone unless I want more music... Which is quite rare so I suppose the iPad will be the same...
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    Several times a day right now because I've only had the iPad for a week and a half. That will change though once the new wears off. I did the same thing with my iPhones when I got them but now only sync the phone once every week or two on average.
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    I connect my iPad to iTunes usually after I'v downloaded around 5 apps, just to sync the new apps to my pc. So how often I connect it to my pc can vary quite a bit, depending on what app bargains are on at the time. :D

    Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF

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