sync ipad on mac and pc

Discussion in 'iPad' started by cuestakid, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. cuestakid macrumors 68000

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    I have an iPad that is formatted for my Mac. I will be traveling this fall and am considering bringing my smaller lighter windows laptop with my ipad. Will my windows laptop be able sync data on and off the ipad? The windows device is a Dell latitude e7270 with windows 10.


    My ideal situation is to copy the files from my mac to the laptop via Finder/Windows Explorer. Then copy the files I want for that part of the trip on the ipad. When I want to switch, I connect to iTunes, remove the films and add new ones. I would ideally do this for my iPhone for photos and videos from it as well)
     
  2. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    Are iOS devices “formatted” to a particular platform? I would have thought that you can sync to anything that runs iTunes.
     
  3. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Nope they’re not. And as you said, it will work.
     
  4. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    Yes, but the caution is syncing with multiple computers. In the past, syncing with a Mac at home and a PC at work meant that they would each try to assert dominance over the iPad and delete files, apps, contacts, etc. that weren’t on the machine it was currently syncing to. It took a lot of effort to make sure my work PC wasn’t deleting my home contacts and such.

    Having said that, it’s been a SUPER long time since I synced an iPad with any laptop (iPad 4 I think...) so things may have improved...
     
  5. cuestakid thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Right now all my movies and other media are stored on a Mac Mini so the only time I connect the iPad to it is so that I can more quickly moved 5-10 films. It is set to manually sync media.

    I will give it a try and report back.

    Thanks everyone
     

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