Syncing iOS 5 iPad to new PC

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by windmill83, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. windmill83 macrumors member

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    Has anybody tried syncing an iPad with IOS 5 to iTunes on a new PC? Does it want to wipe out the iPad's data like iOS 4 did or does it just back it up?
     
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  3. brand macrumors 601

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    You need to copy your entire iTunes library to the new computer, open iTunes with that library, and then sync your iPad.
     
  4. windmill83 thread starter macrumors member

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    So there is still the idea of a 'Home PC' with iOS5? I thought was over with.
     
  5. brand macrumors 601

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    If you want to sync then yes. What else would you be syncing with? If you don't want to sync then no then there is no "Home PC".
     
  6. nippyjun macrumors 65816

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    When I synced my devices to a new computer last year the only thing I lost was app folders.

    I checked the box to prevent automatic syncing when devices are attached. Then I hooked up a device and transferred all purchases on the device to the computer. Then I synced it.

    I had already manually copied all my media to the new computer. The media had to be re-added to the device.


    Does anyone know if you do this with ios5 do you lose app folders?
     
  7. windmill83 thread starter macrumors member

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    I thought that iOS5 would make the iPad an independent device. Think of it this way. If I buy a new external hard drive to back up my PC, it will not try to wipe out the contents of my PC when I create the backup. In fact, I can back up my PC to as many external hard drives as I want. Why should syncing the iPad be any different?
     
  8. bushido Suspended

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    i guess u could just restore from your iCloud backup?
     
  9. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Because media companies don't want you sharing your media with other people. If you could do that, then you could take your iPad to your friend's house, hook it up to their computer, "backup" all your music to their machine, and you've just given them your entire music library!
     

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