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Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by Loreta, Jan 21, 2011.
Is there a way to fix the settings on itune so that when I connect my iPad it doesn't start to sync?
Connect the Apple device to your computerer and run the iTunes Application. Next under the iTunes Edit > Preferences > Devices , you will find all the devices and the backups which were previously generated earlier on your computer. Next Check on the option ‘Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically box’.
That works per-device, btw. You have to do it individually with each iOS device.
Annoying for someone who want to stop all auto syncing, but handy for those who want some lighter devices to sync auto, but iPads and their longer backups to wait until you ask for it.
Automatic SYNC with iTune, is the most dangerous Virus, Apple produce - Be careful.
Are you kidding me about this???
How can that be?
Mr. Peled is not a fan of syncing his iPad for some reason. I sync my iPad through iTunes at least once a week, sometimes more often, with no issues at all. I have a 16gb version and the entire syncing process takes about 1 minute, including the backup.
Well let me explain.
A user with a Tablet and a PC does not need a program like iTune.
If Apple would have allow you to simply transfer files back a forth , between the iPad and the PC, you would have on the PC 5 Directories for Books, Songs,Pictures,and Applications.
The only good thing for Syncing is for people who are downloading stuff through the iPAD, and don't remember what it was, so they may forget to copy it into the PC for backup. Or, the other way around.
It will happen only on the 1st or 2nd month, when you move a lot of stuff into the iPAD.
In order to fix that "problem" all that is needed is a simple program that others have and will have to perform a Total Backup of all your iPAD - Both ways.
A program that can be smart enough to transfer only the new stuff.
iTune is a program that was produced only to help Apple to become "Big Brother" monitoring what ever you do on the iPAD.
Tell me one good thing that iTune does, that can't be done with a simple copy, and a simple backup program.
And about the danger. Just take a look at the forum, for people that did loose books, photos and songs.
I love my iPad - I hate iTune.
Obviously Mr. Peled has had some bad experiences with iTunes and is entitled to his opinion. OTOH, I have been using Apple mobile devices for many years and have NEVER lost any content through syncing.
My first Apple mobile device was an iPod Nano that I bought when it first came out and I still have much of the same music on my iPad that I had on my Nano several years ago. The only reason some of the music isn't there is because my taste in music has changed, not because it disappeared for no reason through syncing.
Sync or don't sync, it doesn't matter to me. But don't come back here complaining you have lost an app, music, book or whatever content you downloaded directly to your iPad and can not recover it because you do not have a backup on your PC.
I have a different flavor on why I turn off automatic synch -
I try and always look at the modifications of apps before I d/l them, but sometimes you will read in a forum that the modification had unintended consequences, and if you are getting the new apps, then autosynch would automatically give you the new (broken) app.. and you have no way to revert...
Also, I manually load / unload music, and videos, and autosynch will erase my manually loaded music / video from the idevice, and I would have to load it all again...
Lastly, sometimes I don't want to take the time for the synch, as I have a particular task I want to do - load an app, whatever, but I don't want the whole synch process going on. So, I can tailor my synch to my needs.
You can always press the X at the top of iTunes to interrupt the process, but in the case of music content, the first thing that iTunes does seems to be erasing things it does not find... But, I have never lost anything, and I do synch on a weekly basis or so, just manually...
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