Can you sync app data between iPhone and iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by felixen, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. felixen macrumors 6502a

    Apr 13, 2009
    I'm still waiting for my iPad to arrive, but I have a question though. Lets say I like to play GTA on my iPhone and I'm halfway through it. Not when I get my iPad I want to play it on that as well. Will I have to start all over, or is it possible to sync the app data somehow? I really hope this is possible but Apple has always been retarded when it comes to syncing app data so I doubt you can do this. Please tell me I'm wrong...
  2. noah82 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 16, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    You can restore your iPad from a backup of the iPhone, and this will COPY your save data to your new device, but unfortunately there is no way to keep both devices in sync after this point.

    Huge oversight in my opinion.
  3. anthonymoody macrumors 68020


    Aug 8, 2002
    mobileme can sync your calendar, bookmark, contacts, and email if you roll that way, though obviously no app to app syncing as you described.

    the closest we have now are apps like the kindle app which track where you are in all your books, regardless of device.

    the cloud = better in many ways!
  4. ReallyOldGuy macrumors regular


    Jan 26, 2010
  5. felixen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 13, 2009
    damn that is what I expected to hear. I think this is pretty terrible considering they are running the same apps, and it's obvious that a lot of people are going to have the same apps on both their iPhones and their iPad. People should be rewarded for have both of Apples gadgets. I hope it'll come but for some reason I don't see it coming anytime soon
  6. Spyderturbo007 macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2009
    I agree it was a big oversight. There are a couple apps that I really need to sync with each other. One is my SplashID app and the other is my business invoicing app. I can do it manually, but that's so 1990's. :D
  7. Mad.Rider macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2009
    I agree...For me, I'd really like use pocket money both my iPhone and iPad sync'd.
  8. msavwah macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2010
    I'm with you guys on this, let's report.
  9. Alphakline macrumors regular


    Nov 30, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    This would probably fall more with the app developer to make a "cloud" type of thing. For example the game, We Rule, uses a server to keep track of your buildings, money, exp, and trades. You can use it on the iphone or iPad and both are automatically updated when launched.
  10. felixen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 13, 2009
    ^ which is smart, but I don't see why Apple couldn't make the iDevices sync between each other and thereby not having to rely on developers to embed this feature into their apps.

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