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Sync to more than one computer?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by snmazzei, Dec 27, 2010.

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    Is there a way that I can get the songs that I have purchased from iTunes onto my iPad if I have already used another computer to sync it? All my songs are on an old laptop that probably doesn't have much life left in it. For this reason, when I received my new iPad, I used a newer computer to sync and register it. I'm just not sure if I can now hook my iPad up to the laptop. Thanks!
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    copy your itunes library into a usb stick and move the folder to the new computer. Then you have them for your new sync
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    Taken directly from the link by pocobear, it is that easy...copy folder to new computer. I've done this several times without issue. If you have any issues just use the import function to bring the folders/songs in from the USB
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    I never Sync Songs - I just copy them

    This is another good reason to get away from syncing with iTune.
    I have all my books songs what ever, on a folder and I move them in and out through the LIB, and then I delete them from tje LIB.
    Syncing only App and Pictures (As of yet)
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    Very very simple.
    Just copy the all iTune directory from one pc to the other.
    Leave only the application and the photos data .
    All the rest should be save in some other general folder.
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    I have the same question, thank you guys to share your experience:D
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    Thank you, thank you, thank you for that link! I just transferred my iTunes info to a new computer and sync'd the iPad to the new computer perfectly on the first try without losing anything!
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    From my understanding Apple will only an iPhone to be synched with one computer at a time. I've had similar issues and had to use a program to transfer the music from my iPhone to my computer, then transfer the music from that program to my itunes account. There may be other ways, but that was my experience.
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    itunes only allows to sync music with one computer. if you connect your ipad to itunes on a different computer and try to sync the music, you will get a warning that you can only sync with one computer and that all music on the ipad will be wiped if you try to sync with this new computer.
    Follow this article about How to transfer iPod/iPhone/iPad to computer ,which includes the transferring of music, photos, videos, SMS, Contact ect. between iPod/iPhone/iPad and computer(PC or Mac).
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    does the same restriction apply to apps"

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