Best way to move iPad from Windows machine to MBP

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Mcclure, May 21, 2011.

  1. Mcclure macrumors member

    May 10, 2011
    I have an iPad 2 that I currently sync with a windows machine. I would like to switch it to a MBP.

    Is there a way to keep the songs (same music on both machines), games (saved data too), movies, other app data (uPad and others), etc. When I switch machines?

    I'm worried that when I switch I will just end up with a restored iPad.

    Thanks for any help.
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    You need to move your iTunes library from your Windows machine to your Mac. The following article is a bit old, but it should give you the basics.

    You should then set iTunes to not automatically sync iPods/iPads/iPhones when connected. The option for that is somewhere in iTunes Preferences.

    Then you connect your iPad, right-click on it when it shows up in iTunes, and do a backup.

    Then you sync. It might erase everything off the iPad first, but since it's all on your computer, it'll put everything right back on.

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