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

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    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

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    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.
    http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/moving-your-itunes-library-to-a-new-hard-drive/

    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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