If you only have an iPad - how does Apple expect you to sync your iPod?

komatsu

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If you only have an iPad - how does Apple expect you to sync your iPod?

what workarounds do people use?
 

komatsu

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I don't know...maybe. Some users can be really creative in circumventing problems...
 

Stefan johansson

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Soo,how did you activate your iPad,and how do you back it up? All you need,is a cheap windows laptop,a home wifi network,and a free program called "iTunes ".
 
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Soo,how did you activate your iPad,and how do you back it up? All you need,is a cheap windows laptop,a home wifi network,and a free program called "iTunes ".
You haven't needed to plug an iPad in to activate it for a long time and iCloud can be used for backups: None of the iPads or iPhones in our house have ever been plugged in to a computer and it's been like that for several years
 

Stefan johansson

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You haven't needed to plug an iPad in to activate it for a long time and iCloud can be used for backups: None of the iPads or iPhones in our house have ever been plugged in to a computer and it's been like that for several years
Ok,but then you need either a wifi or SIM cards in your devices. However,iPods can,depending on version,usually only sync with a computer.
 

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If you only have an iPad - how does Apple expect you to sync your iPod?

what workarounds do people use?
I think apple figures that if you have an iPad, you probably have an iPhone already and have no need for an iPod. And if you're not very into new tech then you probably have a computer at home to plug an iPod into.
 

slingshott

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This is a fair question. No iPods other than the Touch have wifi capabilities as far as I'm aware. The reality, unfortunately, is that Apple no longer cares about the iPod.
 
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It's a pretty ironic situation. By Apple's old doing, there are situations for which you still need a "computer" rather than an iPad.
 

Skika

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If you only have an iPad, how do you get music on there in the first place?
 
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Ok,but then you need either a wifi or SIM cards in your devices. However,iPods can,depending on version,usually only sync with a computer.
You don't have wifi? Wifi predates both the iPhone and the iPad.

If you don't have wifi.... personally I would be more concerned about getting access to wifi than worrying about syncing without a computer. I would imagine anyone having neither wifi nor cellular data access having more basic day-to-day life concerns than fiddling with Apple gadgets.
 

jonnyb098

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This is a fair question. No iPods other than the Touch have wifi capabilities as far as I'm aware. The reality, unfortunately, is that Apple no longer cares about the iPod.
Of course they don't care about a product thats less than 1 percent of their revenue. Probably a tenth of a percent . WHY IS THIS SHOCKING!?

If anyone still cares about an iPod chances are they have a computer sitting around to plug it into.

Apple doesn't care about floppies or CDs anymore either in case you missed that memo.

Things change, tech advances. Move on.
 
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If you only have an iPad - how does Apple expect you to sync your iPod?

what workarounds do people use?
I have a mac, but to fill my iPod touch, I use the $25/year Apple Music plan (not sure what it's called, but where you load all yours songs on apples servers and download them to all your apple devices from there.
 

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I believe a lot of you are assuming the OP has an iPod Touch, which is only one of a few iPod models and the only one that has Wi-Fi. You could try taking it to an Apple Store and asking if they could help you. I know they won't put your personal info on their computers, but possible they could help you use iTunes if you have purchased music at some point to sync it.
 

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Apple does not expect you to sync your iPod (classic) if you only have an iPad. Apple expects you to ditch your old iPod and upgrade it with a WiFi capable model. iPod classics are also incompatible with Apple Music and Spotify.

I have an iPod classic 160 that I use it in my car. When I need to sync music, I use iTunes with a computer, since it is the only way to do so.
 
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With out a computer how would you fix a very troubled iPhone needing to be reset in DFU mode?

Sorry but computers will not be replaced, for most, with an iPad. For me I can not ever see that happening.
 

Channan

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I do. I need a standalone music player for using at work and there's no wi-fi in my office so my old 160GB classic is still be best tool for the job.

I've also got an even older 60GB iPod photo in my car.
I know there are still some people who do. I was asking how many. You're in the extreme minority. There are always going to be people who need older technology for something.
 
Considering how, despite still selling iPods, Apple hasn't UPDATED a non-iOS iPod since the iPod nano in 2012... 5 years ago... I don't think Apple's worried about people using iPods with niche use cases such as not owning a computer. The number of people with an old iPod, but no computer at all is likely very, very miniscule. Apple would rather move people to iPhone (or even iPod touch).

With out a computer how would you fix a very troubled iPhone needing to be reset in DFU mode?

Sorry but computers will not be replaced, for most, with an iPad. For me I can not ever see that happening.
Oh right, I forgot because almost everybody needs to put their iPhone in DFU mode... Oh wait, I have never heard of anyone doing that IRL. Honestly, I would argue that vast, vast majority of people can do everything they need to on an iPad. I still use my MacBook (I'm on it now), but that's mostly because "some" things are easier and I prefer the keyboard. When my 2014 MBA dies, I don't expect to buy another Mac. But of course I don't expect that to happen for at least 3 years.
 
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