i unplugged my ipad without ejecting

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  1. kingdummkopf macrumors member

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    i seem to be accident prone with my ipad. i unplugged my ipad without ejecting it. what problems could that cause, if any?
     
  2. Bobby.e macrumors 6502

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    I never eject before unplugging. However to answer your question I guess correct files maybe.
     
  3. -TYLER macrumors regular

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    Not sure what you mean, I always just unplug my iPad without doing any eject...
     
  4. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    I always eject the iPad before unplugging, my wife never does. Both iPads work just fine.
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    the iPhone and iPad don't need to be ejected the way iPods have to. it annoys me to no end that i have to eject my iPod classic still.
     
  6. mopatops macrumors regular

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    iOS devices support wireless sync since iOS 5 which means my iPhone has been disconnected without ejecting every time I've walked out of range of my wifi. If you do encounter any problems it's very easy to restore the device but I'm 99% sure you have nothing to worry about. :)
     
  7. kingdummkopf thread starter macrumors member

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    when ive just synced with itunes. i didn't click the arrow thing to eject my ipad... i just unplugged it without thinking. could it brick the ipad or just corrupt the files? if that's the problem a restore should fix it, right?
     
  8. WindWaker macrumors regular

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    The main reason there's any eject button is because Apple doesn't want its customers accidentally unplugging in the middle of a sync/ firmware update.

    You're fine-- don't worry.
     
  9. kingdummkopf thread starter macrumors member

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    oh really? i thought it was there to stop corruption?
     
  10. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    It is, as if you unplug your iPad in the middle of a sync or a software update or something it could mess things up bad. However if there is nothing happening when you unplug it there is nothing that can corrupt. It's just a precaution, like having to have your iDevice battery at over 50% or plugged in when preforming an iOS update :)
     
  11. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a

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    Unplugging in the middle of a sync would cause corruption. if there is nothing actively going on between iTunes and the iPad when you unplug it, there is nothing going on to be corrupted.
     
  12. Ay_Zimmy macrumors 6502

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    Welcome to 2012. I think your ok to do so. It's not like yanking a USB drive out of a windows of computer. Usually. When ejecting something. The computer makes sure all actions were performed so upon ejection no files can get currupted. You should be ok with the iPad since it doesn't seem to have corrupt files even if you were syncing music and unplugged it while it wrote a song from one drive to another.
     
  13. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    "safely ejecting" (unmounting it) an usb drive just deletes the write cache.

    sooooo if you dont like all the unnecessary yellow other space possibly filling up your iDevice. i suggest you eject it.
     
  14. kingdummkopf thread starter macrumors member

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    oh okay. well i had finished syncing so i guess it's fine.

    now for future reference, it if was unplugged (accidentally of course) mid sync, or mid update or something, would a restore resolve any problems?
     
  15. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it should, since there shouldn't be any physical damage to the device itself.
     
  16. Bobby.e macrumors 6502

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    That's awesome
     
  17. mopatops macrumors regular

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    Don't quote me but I'd imagine it was just the song or app that is syncing at the time that gets corrupted. Another sync would fix the broken app.
     
  18. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Prior to the iPhone you had to eject iPods before unplugging them. Now its not an issue.
     
  19. PrayForDeath macrumors 6502

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    There is a sex joke in here somewhere...
     
  20. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a

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    You know, I always thought premature ejeculation meant something entirely different...
     
  21. SHirsch999 macrumors 6502a

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    I did this with my HP touchpad once. A message came up on the screen that said "ouch, please don't do that!" or something similar. It was pretty funny and I kinda felt sorry for it.
     
  22. theluggage, Jul 8, 2012
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    theluggage macrumors 68030

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    In the good old days there'd be a horrible rhyme to scare little kids out of this practice.

    Let's see:

    Johnny was a lazy boy,
    Who treated his iPad like a toy.
    And so when it was time for tea,
    He'd just yank out the USB.

    His mother gave him a worried hug,
    "Always eject before you unplug,
    Or the Dongle Man, all dressed in red,
    Will pull the teeth out of your head."

    Johnny, laughing at this fact,
    Continued to carelessly extract,
    His iPad from it's receptacle,
    With no regard for protocol.

    One night as Johnny soundly slept.
    Into his room a strange beast crept.
    Dressed all o'er in robes of red,
    All hung about with dongles, dead,

    In bore with it a fearsome widget,
    An extractor tool (5 bucks from iFixit).
    And Johnny, despite his disbelief,
    Woke up to find he had no teeth.

    So heed this tale, or else expect,
    Next time you improperly eject,
    The Dongle Man to visit your room,
    And leave you eating with a spoon.


    Sorry - definitely flagging a bit at the end there.

    (Apologies to Heinrich Hoffmann)
     
  23. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, that's cool. Thanks for bothering to share it.
     
  24. PrayForDeath macrumors 6502

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    Hahaha that's awesome
     

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