Ipad2 Not Listed On Windows Explorer & Wife's New Apps Appear On My Ipad

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  1. GeneralGeorge212

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    Hello, I am a new user so my well of knowledge is very limited. I have an older Ipad2 and my wife has a new Ipad Mini. I have two questions.
    1. My Ipad does not show up on Windows Explorer when I connect it to my pc via a usb cable. An app I am setting up on my pc says it must be listed on Windows Explorer to work.
    2. When my wife add a new app to her Mini it also shows up on my Ipad. Our pc's are connected by a home wireless network. How can I prevent that from happening.
    If someone can answer these two questions I would be gratefull.

    I think I got this in the wrong catagory huh.
     
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    Welcome to iPad Forums, the best iPad forum anywhere!

    In answer to your second question, you must be sharing the same Apple ID. To stop apps downloaded to your wife's iPad from automatically downloading on your iPad as well, go to Settings>Itunes&App Store and turn off automatic app downloads. This will stop the apps your wife downloads from appearing on your iPad.

    I've moved your post to the iPad Help Forum where it will receive more attention.

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    Thanks much
     
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    Maybe an answer to your first question:
    If your Camera Roll is empty, it's possible that Windows Explorer won't show it. Take one picture. Then connect your iPad to the pc and look at the explorer.
     
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    Hi GeneralGeorge - welcome to the forum! :) The iPad 2 is nearly 3 years old (the one I use - wife also has a Mini) - have you been using this iPad for a while or did you just obtain the device? The reason for my question is if you are indeed 'new' to the iPad is whether you have setup iTunes on your PC, which is the program used on a computer to communicate w/ iDevices? Now if you have iTunes installed and if your iPad is no longer recognized, you may need to reset AMDS (Apple Mobile Device Support) - checkout this Apple Support Article. Last spring I switched from PCs to Apple computers, so my Windows knowledge is fading fast - ;) Dave
     
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    Thanks giradman. The Ipad is showing up on Itunes and seems to function normally there. Therefore I am assuming the pc and itunes is actually talking to the Ipad. Its just odd that I can't see it in Windows Explorer. I did check those things you pointed to and they are working correctly. My initial problem was that I had installed a pc app called Calibre that transfers ebooks from the pc to Ipad, converts formats and things like that. When I try to transfer a book it says it can't communicate with the Ipad. That started me looking. Thanks much for the assistance.
     
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    There should be the option in Calibre to send the ebooks to iTunes on your computer. When you sync afterwards, the books should also be synced to your iPad.
     

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