iPhone and iPad-best practices

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by uniquename, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. uniquename

    uniquename iPF Novice

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    So, I now have a 4s to compliment my iPad. I want to use all the toys I can. I'm 100% positive others know more about tying the devices together than I do...so why not ask the experts, right? :)

    For a couple years I have used google to keep calendar and contacts synced to multiple devices. This is still acceptable, both get multiple calendars seamlessly. My iPad is wifi only, but iMessage is fine...only for other iOs users I assume. I was wondering it uploading pictures to iCloud would make that more automatic to have one place to put pictures and have them show on both. I have iOs5 on both, so I could just set up wifi itunes sync I suppose. Suggestions?

    What else should/could I be doing to make things a better experience? I haven't tried yet, but will my apps sync when most are iPad version? Would I have to re-purchase apps? Can I have game progress sync?


    edit-removing the hotspot question. Found it.
     
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    I would use iCloud for your contacts. That way it will always be up to date on everything.
     
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    guthrien iPad Enthusiast

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    Only the iPhone or universal apps will sync. You really start to appreciate devs who do that when you have both!

    And most games don't sync saves between devices but a few do. Hopefully more soon with iCloud.
     
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    uniquename iPF Novice

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    Why wouldn't google be up to date? I have it set up on my I devices as exchange, seems to work well.



    That was a bit of a letdown, but I will live. I was really under the impression they would compliment each other more than it looks like they will.

    Can I allow others to use my cloud? My ex has a 3GS, maybe we could each upload only kid pics there and it could sync both?
     

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