macrumors member
Original poster
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?


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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