Set iPad 2 to different 'home' computer

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Mary H, May 19, 2011.

  1. Mary H macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2007
    When the iPad 2 arrived didn't really know much about it and proceeded to set it up with my iMac (the older desktop computer). I want to change it to my MacBook Pro as the laptop and the iPad will often travel together. I didn't realize it would recognize one computer as the primary one.

    When I tried to sync the apps it completely removed the pre-installed ones on the iPad. I had gladly learned how to do a soft reset last night and so was able to restore the iPad but I need to be able to manage the iPad from the laptop.

    Now I would like to change the MacBook to be the primary computer connected to the iPad, can I do that and if so, how?

  2. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    You just plug it into the computer and let it set up your iPad as a new iPad.
  3. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007

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