Sync two iPads

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  1. Neil12

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    Hi

    I have 2 iPads: iPad for use at home, iPad Mini for use "out and about". How can I keep them both in sync so that if I buy an app on one it's downloaded to the other also, create an entry in Calendar or Note it is saved on the other and so on...?

    I've read a few posts here and on other forums, but they seem to be orientated around just sync one aspect (eg apps), basically I want each iPad to be a clone of the other, if possible...? I only use them on wifi.

    Thanks guys and gals

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    I have same arrangement...and I don't recall doing anything special...just using same email and apple I'd etc...and they mirror each other
     
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    AQ_OC Super Moderator Staff Member

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    There is a setting someplace that will enable autodownloads.
     
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    You can go to Settings>iTunes & App Stores and select auto-downloads for the AppStore, iTunes, and iBooks.

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    Thanks, now...

    Hi

    Thanks for all the replies, seems like I pretty much have them doing what I wanted. The only problem is photos: both devices are registered to the same iCloud account, Photo Stream is turned on, but a new picture taken on on device won't come through to the other...?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
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    Bennettb iPad Enthusiast

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    Try plugging both devices in at same time or go to settings, iCloud, storage and backup and select backup now..

    Bobbi
     
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    Hi

    Thanks for the reply. I thought the idea of iCloud was that I wouldn't need to connect them in any physical way, it would work "over the air"?

    Thanks
     
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    It does work that way....make sure both devices are on the same wifi network. It takes a while for photos to transfer. Also, the copies may be smaller than the originals on the mobile device. Enable photostream on your PC too to get full copies.
     
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    Hi, thanks again

    Both are on the same wifi, and I took the pics a few hours ago. Is iCloud just a bit temperamental...?
     
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    Ahh, we'll it now seems to be working...

    Thanks again :)
     
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    Kaykaykay iPad Wizard

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    I've never figured out a pattern for photo stream, when I've used it. Sometimes it's quick, sometimes slow. I use the Bump app or the camera connection kit mostly.
     

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