iPad Pro Going to need an adapter to backup to a computer!

Newtons Apple

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My desktop that I back up to only has USB-A connections. So I need a cable with male USB-A on one end and USB-C on the other. Could not find any at the Apple store so my only other choice is to buy a dongle from Amazon. Bought a couple that were listed USB3.

Something to think about if you make regular encrypted backups to iTunes.
 

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tekchic

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Thanks for the reminder, I forgot about the USB-C. I bought a nice A to C cable awhile back for charging my Switch on the road -- I *think* I'll be able to use that to sync to my Macbook Pro for at least the initial sync, then probably just do wifi sync after that.
 

adnbek

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But you need to connect it once for iTunes to recognize the iPad, and able to turn on WiFi sync :D
Oops, true. Forgot that was necessary. :p

Although if you restore from a previous iCloud backup made from a device that had already been connected to iTunes, instead of setting up the iPad Pro as new, I believe iTunes would recognize it. Not sure though...

Also I wonder whether the settings transfer feature in iOS 11 and later (the one that requires you point your camera at a cloud of swirling pixels) would also enable iTunes wifi sync if the device it’s syncing settings from already has iTunes wifi sync enabled.
 
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