Best way to move ipad to different computer?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by rickeames, May 5, 2010.

  1. rickeames macrumors regular

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    I have a replacement ipad but instead of restoring from computer A, I would like to marry it to a different device. What is the best method for this?
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Copy the Mobile Applications folder to new computer.

    On a Mac, it's at User>Music>iTunes>Mobile Applications
     
  3. rickeames thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay, but do you have to reset everything? The backups, etc?
     
  4. rickeames thread starter macrumors regular

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    Anyone?
     
  5. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    In a similar situation..don't see an easy answer.
     
  6. LadyHoneyBabe macrumors 6502

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    You can call Apple's tech support while you get the free 90 dy phone support.
     
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  8. RawBert macrumors 68000

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    I haven't done this but perhaps you can locate and copy the iPad backup to an external drive.

    User... /Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup
    Or
    C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR_USER_NAME\Application Data\Apple Computer\SyncServices\Local

    Then load it to the new computer and "restore from backup" on iTunes once you connect the iPad.

    Now, again, I don't know if this will work as I have not tried it. It however would be a great thing to do with my iPod Touch. I have that currently on my iMac and would prefer it on the Mac Pro. I might try this tomorrow. Theoretically, if it doesn't work, I can always restore it back from the iMac backup.

    EDIT: Read this thread in the iPhone forums. It should work the same way.
     
  9. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. Restore from original computer, then dock with new computer and transfer purchases.
     

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