Initial iPad set up without a computer

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by pcgolfer85, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. pcgolfer85 macrumors member


    May 19, 2008
    I initially set up my iPad using the new unteathered method that iCloud offers. I want to be able to sync my pictures from my computer, but when I plug my iPad in to my computer I am prompted to set up my iPad as new iPad. Is there any way around this?
  2. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    I'm told that you can just select "set up as new iPad" and it'll be fine?
  3. Arelunde macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2011
    CA Central Coast
    You have the ability to use the iDevice as a "flash drive" - plug into computer with USB cord, close iTunes if it opens, open the iDevice "to view files" on Win7 (a popup appears with multiple options)... or go into My Computer and click the drive that shows the iDevice.

    Click the folder that appears, keep opening folders until you get to DCIM - your photo folder on the iDevice. From there, you can delete, edit, and add photos using drag/drop from your computer. Very convenient. No extra app needed. Once on the iDevice, your photo collection will be backed up on iCloud (if you allow Photostream) as if you took the photos with the device.

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