Connecting iPad to unauthorized iTunes and reach third party app files?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by frosse, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. frosse macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2007
    My current setup is like this:

    An iPad
    A MBP with authorized iTunes (for my iPad)
    A MBA with unauthorized iTunes (for my iPad)
    Files in third party app (VLC for iOS)

    If I connect my iPad to my authorized itunes I can see and transfer files from the third party app (VLC) directly in iTunes to my computer.

    Can I then connect my iPad to my unauthorized iTunes and see the files and transfer them to the other computer? Like this:

    MBP (Authorized) -- files --> iPad (VLC App) -- files --> MBA (Unauthorized)

  2. Volkan1984 macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2013
    That is not possible as your iPad can only be synced to one computer. Either it will be the MBP or the MBA.

    But to be honest, I don't really get why you would want to use an iPad as a sort of USB stick? What are you actually trying to accomplish?
  3. yukio macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008
    Now that VLC supports Dropbox on iOS you might find that the easiest way to share a common pool of videos across devices - unless you want to take & go with the iPad - say onto a flight or something.

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