How can I add stuff to iPad without deleting existing stuff?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by livenlaugh, May 17, 2010.

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    I bought an iPad that had some stuff already on it. I just want to add my own apps, books,etc but it's telling me I have to delete the existing stuff to do it. How can I do this?
     
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    You need to authorize the computer with the account that owns the stuff that is on the iPad.
     
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    I went under store at the top and authorized the "computer" but it's still not letting me add anything without first deleting the others.
     
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    Batt

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    Do you mean it's out of space? In that case, you have to delete something to make room for something else.
     
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    Nope it still has tons of space. It won t let me add any of mine own stuff without completely deleting everything thats already on the iPad.
     
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    I think I see your problem, am I right in thinking that it wants to set up a new profile on the iPad because the stuff on it already was not purchased on your computer, hence it does not regonise your computer as 'the right one' and by setting up a new profile and syncing it with your computer for the first time it erases the existing content.
     
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    Yes I think so. I just plugged it into my computer today.
     
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    You won't be able to keep whats on there as it's not from your iTunes account. You can keep it is or sync it and lose it.
     
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    I got my iPad and synchronized with my laptop. Purchased some apps and eventually got home and enabled my iMac and again synchronized the iPad. No problems at all. I have apps from two different iTunes accounts and apart from needing to log in with the appropraite account to update, no problems.
     
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    What computer was it plugged into when it was activated? Where did those apps come from?

    It's basically telling you that it will any apps/content that is on there that is NOT associated with your iTunes account.

    So either:
    a) the apps/content on the ipad was purchased on the ipad using a different iTunes account than yours. Or
    b) the apps/content on the ipad was transferred to the ipad from another iTunes account or a computer which was tied to a different iTunes account.


    In any case, if those apps/content weren't purchased with your itunes account, then you are going to have to lose them to set it up to start working with your own itunes account.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors member

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    The person I bought it from uploaded movies like WallE and the apps came from their own iTunes account.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors member

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    I forgot to mention it's jail broken. It's really nothing I can do but delete them?
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    Can't you use a program like senuti to pull the music off the ipad, then add it to your library, then sync?
     
  14. thread starter macrumors member

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    I have no idea.
     
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    I would think you could keep downloading apps from the app store using your account but ya as soon as u try to sync your out of luck unless you use some software to move the data.
     
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    HLdan

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    If anything on the iPad is from their iTunes account you wouldn't be able to use them anyway, it will require that you have the seller's iTunes account name and password. Just allow it to erase and restore. Not sure if will be become "unjailbroken" once you erase and re-sync.
     
  17. macrumors 6502a

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    Technically you own the iPad and not any of the media that came installed on it.

    If what you're wanting to do is pull the media from the iPad, remove the DRM and then re-install it onto your iPad I don't know the answer to this :)
     
  18. thread starter macrumors member

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    I transferred purchases and I think it did some things.
     
  19. thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I just tried to add stuff and the only thing I have a problem adding is my apps. I only have like 2 paid iPad apps so I guess it's not that big of a deal.
     
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    It will probably become a big deal if you ever want to sync new items from your computer to your iPad.
     
  21. macrumors 65816

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    Your problem is simple - that isn't your "stuff". You don't own it, and don't have a right to use it.
     
  22. thread starter macrumors member

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    I had no problems adding my own pictures, songs,etc just apps. If I want to add books or apps can't I just buy it from the app store on the ipad and have it installed there? That would work right?

    eta: THe person I bought it from left all those things on there for me because he knew I wanted them and had no problem with that so I don't see how you can call that stealing.
     
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    You can't do anything about it. You can't keep the apps that the previous owner left while syncing your own. Those apps are permanently attached to his/her account.
     

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