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How to reset an iPad and sync 2 iPads on the same computer/itunes?

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by KimLA, Jan 26, 2013.

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    Hi, I currently have an ipad 3 and an ipad 4 in sync with my itunes account on 1 PC. I started using my ipad 4 two weeks ago so the ipad 3 is now just some kind of old backup of my ipad 4.


    Now the thing is I would like to give the ipad 3 to my boyfriend. That would be his first idevice so he'll need to create an itunes account. I also would like to do a reset of the device so he'll be able to connect his own emails, facebook, imessage, whatever accounts to this ipad. I would like all my personal datas not to be stored in this ipad anymore.


    - How to proceed?


    Secondly, we'll then have 2 different ipads with different datas, apps connected and syncing to the very same PC.


    - Won't it mess up my files, delete my apps and create sync problems? How to manage 2 devices on one PC/itunes?
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    Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings will wipe an iPad clean.

    Managing multiple iDevices on one PC isn't a prob.
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    Thanks.

    Each time I'm connecting my ipad to itunes, itunes makes a backup. If 2 different devices are syncing to the same itunes, won't it screw up backups?
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    No, iTunes is quite clever and will differentiate between your devices, just give them different names.

    The Archangel
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    And the different names is only so YOU can tell/know the difference. iTunes would be able to know the difference even if they were named exactly the same...

    Marilyn
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    They are all right. I have two iPads (2 and 3), and iTunes has never messed them up. :)
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    Thanks for the heads up ;)
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    Thanks Marilyn, yes, because I have multiple iOS devices connected at the same time on odd occasions I have given each it's own name so that I can identify it but iTunes is way cleverer than I am, it doesn't need those names!

    The Archangel
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    Thank you!

    Sent from my wonderful iPad 2 :-D

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