Sync 2 ipads

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by fayad77, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. fayad77 macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2012
    Hi there

    I just got the new ipad. I had the ipad 1 which i am giving to my son.
    I have one itunes account. I need to synch the two ipads to the same itunes account but selecting apps for each ipad (need to put his games only on his ipad and my apps only in mine). can anyone help????
  2. RodThePlod macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2005
    This should happen by default. I have an iPad and an iPhone registered to my iTunes account, and I sync both of these in iTunes.

    If I open iTunes and select each device individually, I can specify what apps I want to sync to that device by clicking the Apps tab and specifying the required apps. This should be all you need to do.

    Good luck!

  3. fayad77 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2012
    Tha k you for your reply.
    Is there anyway I can categorize the apps in folders or groups so I can select easily. I have too many apps and don't want to go through selection every time I synchronize any of the iPads

    Thanks again
  4. DefBref macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2011
    You'll only have to do it once for each device, after that it will remember your selections. Unless you plan to continually change which apps are where.
  5. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    1. In the apps tab for each device in iTunes, make sure "automatically sync new apps" is unchecked.

    2. I find it easier to just delete unwanted apps from each iPad. Once you delete an app, iTunes will remember that and not copy it back when you sync.

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