Syncing

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ccf, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. ccf macrumors regular

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    This stuff has my head spinning, LOL. Anyway, I have an iPhone & iPad with some of the same apps. Is there a way to sync stored data from one to the other (to keep from having to input the data into the other device manually)?

    I did a regular sync with each device & nothing happened. Is there some BT thing I can do or something?
     
  2. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

    Bernard SG

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    Unfortunately no, except for apps that support some cloud service and/or Apple's Apps pointing to the same iTunes account.
     
  3. ccf thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanx...1 more question...i now have my songs on my iPad via Purchases, but can't for the life of me figure out how to download them onto my iPad...i see no way to do it...i thought it did it through sync, but it only listed them

    any help?

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    holy cow, LOL...i guess they're already downloaded, but i can't find them...i thought i knew this stuff better :(

    where are they stored?...i don't see them under Music or Downloads

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    nevermind...i'm a total idiot
     
  4. jsh1120 macrumors 65816

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    Scene from old movie. The saboteurs are ready for their mission to blow up the Nazi railroad. The dynamite is ready. They're gathered together in the basement of the safe house.

    Saboteur #1: OK boys, let's synchronize our watches.

    Saboteur #2: What does that mean, Boss? Will I lose the time on my watch?

    Saboteur #3: How do we download the time from your watch, Boss? Can we do it wirelessly?

    Saboteur #4: No, we need a cable.

    Saboteur #3: Did somebody bring a cable?

    Saboteur #5 (Jacques): My watch is already synchronized with Emile's. Do I have to synchronize it again?

    Saboteur #6 (Emile): Wait...If I synchronize my watch, what happens to Jacques?

    Saboteur #1: Stop it! Everybody synchronize their watches with mine.

    Saboteur #2: But Boss, I'm on Daylight Savings Time...I'll lose an hour.

    Saboteur #1: Never mind...The train just passed the junction.
     
  5. FloatingBones macrumors 65816

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    Apple's iCloud service will be part of iOS 5. Apple demonstrated the cloud-synchronization at the WWDC keynote. If you want to see that presentation, you can subscribe to the Apple Keynotes podcast and download it.

    iOS 5 should be available within the next 30 days.

    Individual developers should have had sufficient time to add iCloud services to their apps. After the iOS 5 release is announced, you may see updates for the apps that you use; those will probably be iCloud updates. If you don't see anything, contact the developer and ask them what they are doing. The developers are probably under a NDA until after iOS 5 is released, so you should wait until the announcement before contacting them.
     
  6. potermark macrumors newbie

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    File synchronization (or syncing) in computing is the process of ensuring that computer files in two or more locations are updated via certain rulesIn one-way file synchronization, also called mirroring, updated files are copied from a 'source' location to one or more 'target' locations, but no files are copied back to the source location. In two-way file synchronization, updated files are copied in both directions, usually with the purpose of keeping the two locations identical to each other. In this article, the term synchronization refers exclusively to two-way file synchronization.
    File synchronization is commonly used for home backups on external hard drives or updating for transport on USB flash drives. The automatic process prevents copying already identical files and thus can be faster and save much time versus a manual copy, and is less error prone. However this suffers from the limit that the synchronized files must physically fit in the portable storage device. Synchronization software that only keeps a list of files and the changed files eliminates this problem
     

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