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Can't download to someone else's iPad


iPF Noob
Apr 3, 2012
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Northern California
I wanted to load a recording of mine from my MBP onto a friend's iPad 2. With iTunes 10.5.3 open, I plugged in her iPad, switched it to manually manage music, dragged from iTunes onto her ipad in the left-hand pane, saw the little + sign, let go, and … nothing happened. No copying process at all. In iTunes' left-hand pane, the recording showed up as being on her iPad, but it was grayed out and couldn't be played. And when I looked on the iPad itself, the recording didn't show up at all, gray or not.

What should I have done to copy successfully to her iPad?

Thank you.


Staff member
Apr 24, 2011
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Brisbane, Australia
Hi and welcome to the Forum!

I don't think you have the latest version of tunes, see if there's an update, I'm sure it's 10.6 now.

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