sync iPad to iPod without computer?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by vini-vidi-vici, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. vini-vidi-vici macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2010
    If iTunes is "resident" on the iPad, I wonder if there would be some way to sync an iPod touch to the iPad? I have a touch, and will likely get an iPad. I'd prefer to just bypass the whole "computer thing" if possible (though, it'd still be good for backup). Any thoughts on how something like this might work? If they could do this via bluetooth, that'd be perfect.

    For example, I subscribe to a number of podcasts. The iTunes on my iPad will always go out an fetch the latest ones. I'd like to get those over to my iPod touch as that'll be the primary way I'll listen to them. I can always use the "get more" button on the touch, but that's kind of cumbersome.
  2. iVoid macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2007
    The iTunes on the iPad is just the iTunes store, not the full desktop app. There's still a separate iPod app for music/video playback.

    So no, you won't be able to sync ipad to ipod.
  3. GidbinN macrumors member


    Dec 25, 2009
    well, not like it will be impossible to run the full iTunes on iPad

    but so far iPad only runs iPhone OS, i think it's hard to sync with another mobile device.
  4. Outrigger macrumors 68000


    Dec 22, 2008
    No more than you can sync an iphone to an ipod touch. itunes is NOT resident on the ipad fyi.
  5. Gymgenius Suspended

    Jan 29, 2010
    I plan only to use a laptop with iTunes to initialise my iPad. Following that, I will sync rarely, as the main use I can see will be book reading, web surfing and a using a few apps and games - which I can download directly onto the device.
  6. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    Well, both of them are mobile devices.. so it's very unlikely that you could sync them up without a computer. I mean, you can sync it up with iTunes, but I don't see the point of syncing with your iPod
  7. japangina macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2010
    surely a solution somewhere?

    It's apparently seeming ridiculous to some responders, but this is a valid question.

    In my case, I live overseas and will be Stateside in a month. I really don't want order an iPad & pay to ship it, only to turn around and take it to the States with me if I can help it just to synch iTunes. The iPod is going along as well.

    If I were to buy my iPad at an Apple Store, would there be someway (either through my iTunes account, mobile me, idisk, or anything) that I could get my iTunes content on the iPad? It seems crazy to risk and pay for shipping over here for that.

    Please advise soonest as I'll need to order quite quickly if I need to have it here first....waiting until it's released in Japan isn't really the best option (may 28th) because if there's a glitch I'm sunk. Also, buying in Japan...I don't know if my core language or whatever would be Japanese, and the price differential is something to consider as well.

    Thanks so much.
  8. AndrevJ macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2012
    Any new info?

    Now with iPhone 4S and iOS 5 out, is there still no way that an iPod can be sync'ed with an iPad?
  9. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2011
    Now you can use iCloud with an iPod touch.
  10. Enlisans macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2012
    iPad 2 Keyboard iPad 2 Smart Cover
  11. apple4kim macrumors member


    Apr 12, 2012
    wild wild west
  12. adddictedtomac macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2012
    You can share files, photos, movies etc with all your devices. I found this cloud storage that gives you FREE 10GB to start with.

    Here is a brief video that I made:

    Hope it helps.
  13. KidSqueek macrumors newbie


    Nov 16, 2012
    Let's say I have an iPod Nano, I can't manage it (back up, transfer songs and pics onto it) with an iPad? Even with iOS 5 is suppose to take the iDevices into a "post pc era"?
  14. thewitt macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2011
    No. Sorry.

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