iPad has been synced to multiple PCs

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Wrathh1965, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Wrathh1965 macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2011
    Okay, so here's what is going on:

    My boss's wife's iPad (you've got to like where this is going) was originally synced to her windows laptop. He then synced it to his macbook. She now has a new laptop and wants to sync it back to her own material.

    How can we do this without having all the data on the ipad erased?

    I'm not sure what my boss has done but this is what his wife wants (so she doesn't lose any apps/calendars/etc).
  2. jca24 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 28, 2010
  3. macingman macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2011
    You can't. An iDevice can only be synced with one iTunes library at a time.
  4. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    i don't know if there are any differences in the file formats between itunes for macOS and windows, but you can try copying the most recent backup folder from which machine was last synced to the ipad and copying that to the new machine and doing a restore.

    iOS restores are sort of a misnomer however as a restore doesn't actually restore a lot of things. the good news though is that apps are tied in to the app store account so you won't lose those.

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