transfer iPad from PC to iMac

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Lamont, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. Lamont
    Offline

    Lamont iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Hello all,

    New member....just subscribed a few minutes ago....

    Found iPadForums while researching Java question, and found answer quickly - thanks to all...

    Have another question, but have not been able to find any info yet:

    Bought new iMac computer to replace Windows PC. When I connect to iTunes, can't seem to find an option that would let me backup iPad and its existing apps to new iMac.

    So what I would like to do is transfer my iPad's apps over to the new iMac.

    I greatly appreciate any help the iPadForums can give me.

    Thanks,
    Lamont
  2. KevinJS
    Offline

    KevinJS Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    Messages:
    10,262
    Thanks Received:
    762
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Edmonton AB Canada
    Ratings:
    +864 / 0
    Skipping past the thread hijack (I'll deal with this later), you need to authorize your new computer with your AppleID.

    This should enable you to download all of your purchased apps directly onto the new computer.

    Please note, I haven't done this myself, not being fortunate enough to have your iMac problem (yet).

    You'll find Authorize This Computer in iTunes' Store tab.

    If this doesn't work automatically, give a shout and I'll put a bit more into it when I'm in front of my computer.

    Sent from my iPhone using iPF
  3. leelai
    Offline

    leelai Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2011
    Messages:
    24,853
    Thanks Received:
    1,281
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Ratings:
    +1,353 / 0
    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Have a look at this link, at Twerppoet's post in particular
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help/28475-syncing-ipad-new-itunes-library-impossible.html

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help...shortcuts-helpful-places-people-new-ipad.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!
  4. Pocobear
    Offline

    Pocobear iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Messages:
    608
    Thanks Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Virginia, usa
    Ratings:
    +9 / 0

Share This Page