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Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by DavidM, Oct 6, 2011.

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    Going to update to iphone4s and wonder what the recommendation here is for using iTunes with both units so I don't have problems plus want both backed up. How are those with both machines dealing with this?
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    All the rules for this are about to change with iOS 5, so I can't really give you a definite answer, but here is my best guess.

    Unless you are syncing a lot of music, movies, books, or other files that do not come from one of the iStores, and if you have solid internet most of the time, you probably won't need to use iTunes, and probably won't want to.

    The one exception is that you are going to have to use iTunes one more time on the iPad to update to iOS 5. That and the free iCloud account should keep just about everything synced between your two devices without any need for a computer or iTunes.

    There are bound to be exceptions to this, but without knowing everything about your iPad and stuff I can't guess. I recommend (if you're not jailbroke) updating your iPad when iOS 5 comes out, or a couple weeks later if you want to be safe. Get used to it, and by time the iPhone 4S is available you'll have a better idea of what you can and want to do.
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    All the rules for this are about to change with iOS 5, so I can't really give you a definite answer, but here is my best guess.

    Unless you are syncing a lot of music, movies, books, or other files that do not come from one of the iStores, and if you have solid internet most of the time, you probably won't need to use iTunes, and probably won't want to.

    The one exception is that you are going to have to use iTunes one more time on the iPad to update to iOS 5. That and the free iCloud account should keep just about everything synced between your two devices without any need for a computer or iTunes.
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    Lets forget Icloud as I hear that will be $25 per year to use it. Why would I want to pay for something when I can do what I want to do for free with Itunes. All I want is to be able to sync both of my toys with Itunes and if I ever have a problem to be able to restore them from the backup. Between all the iphones, ipods and Ipads some of you must be doing this now.
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    Icloud is free. Itunes match is 25/yr

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