Sync'd to the 'wrong' Mac

Discussion in 'iPad' started by videoed, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. videoed macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    My iPad is sync'd to my laptop and I figured that since I have my tower authorized to my account that I would be able to work with both my tower and my laptop as if they were one.

    My mistake.

    Now I am hoping to start syncing to my tower, but the evil "all existing apps and their data will be destroyed" message is staring at me.

    I have been transferring all of my apps to this tower and I'm not worried about losing my apps off my ipad, I am however worried about losing my information on many of my apps.

    I have performed a 'backup' of my iPad to my towers iTunes, but I have never done this before and don't really understand everything about it.

    Can I now sync my iPad to my tower and restore my iPad with the iTunes on it?

    thanks
     
  2. pondie84 macrumors 6502a

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    As far as I'm aware the backup doesn't store any 'in app' data so it'll all be wiped when you re-sync to your new computer.
     
  3. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    That is untrue. Your backup does save your third party app information. I think you should be good.
     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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    Copy the iTunes folder from your notebook to your desktop. That should allow you to sync with both computers.
     

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