iPhone and iPad syncing

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Jumpie, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. Jumpie macrumors 6502a

    Jumpie

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    So i have both the iPhone 3GS and the iPad.

    On the iPad, I am not going to put any music, just movies, tv shows, apps and books. On the iPhone, I'll put all my music and apps. But what i just found out is that since I am not syncing music to the iPad, when i just synced my phone, it removed everything.

    I guess my question is, why can't iTunes have profiles for both the iPhone and iPad? This is quite annoying. If anyone knows of a work around, please let me know.

    Thanks
     
  2. macbookairman macrumors 6502a

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    You should be able to do what you want without any issues. Can you describe your issue a bit more? Maybe more details on exactly what your syncing preferences are.
     
  3. OneMike macrumors 601

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    Also when you setup your iPad did you use the backup from your iPhone?

    Not sure treat it would make a difference but as Im not having your issue I'm curious
     
  4. Jumpie thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jumpie

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    I set it ip as an ipad. For some reason when I set up the ipad and did not sync music, when I went back to sync to my phone, all the music was unchecked. I'm running late for work now, but I'll see this afternoon if the same happens when I sync the ipad.
     
  5. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    hmm

    that just doesn't make sense. there MIGHT be a default but it shouldn't take over the settings from other device, unless of course it was setup as an iphone restore/backup, or somehow everything got selected.

    itunes will certainly recognize each device separately and sync only what is selected. I don't sync all my music (or any for the moment) to the ipad, and only certain apps, and only certain podcasts, etc. It seems to work fine.
     

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