iPhone 4 + iPad + iTunes sync without music?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mole42, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. mole42 macrumors newbie

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    Bristol, UK
    #1
    I have an iPhone and an iPad. I want to sync them both with iCal and AddressBook on my MacMini. I want the movies and books on my iPad to stay there, and the iPhone to ignore those.
    I don't have any music on either device, except for a ringtone which I want on the iPhone, not on the iPad.
    I want the iPhone apps to stay on the iPhone, and the iPad apps to stay on the iPad.

    When I sync, iTunes tries to put all the apps onto both devices, it tries to put the books onto the iPhone (and then tells me that since I don't have iBook I can't read them) and it duplicates all the addresses each time I sync.

    Is there any way to get iTunes to act with any intelligence and treat each device as a separate entity that will be used for different jobs?

    Any comments welcome!

    Richard
     
  2. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

    AdeFowler

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    Location:
    England
    #2
    What you're asking for works for me; i.e. each device treated as a separate entity.

    With one of the devises connected, select your desired settings (no music for example) and click Apply.
     
  3. guitardave62000 macrumors regular

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    Oct 2, 2008
    #3
    Just use the tabs across the top of the itunes window with each device. There you can select what you want on each one.
     

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