updated ipad 2 to ios5 and can't sync?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by 212rikanmofo, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. 212rikanmofo macrumors 68000

    Jan 31, 2003
    I just updated my wifi ipad 2 from 4.3.3 to iOS5 beta 1, and all went well, but in iTunes it won't allow me to sync at all?
  2. elmo151 Guest

    Jul 3, 2007
    beta1!!. report your problem to apple
  3. lakmus, Jun 9, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2011

    lakmus macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2011
    I am having similar problems with iPad 1. It syncs only apps but not any other content (eg. books, movies, music, photos). If photos are ticked to sync it gives error 1150. Also it iPhoto seems to crash if beta-iPad is connected. Maybe those two are related.

    It still does not explain why my music is not syncing (by cable). iPad does not show the sync screen either while syncing.

    Console is not showing anything interesting.
  4. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816


    Oct 7, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    Just to state the obvious, you need iTunes 10.5 in order to synch the iPad with iOS5.

    If you do have that and it's still not working you need to restore the iPad and reinstall iOS5 but then set it up as a new device and and get a new Apple ID account unless you have a working ADC account to get iCloud to work.
    Don't worry you can add you old ID back later for the stores and iTunes.
    Do Not Synch it to a backup.
    Reinstall all your apps songs etc and you will be good to go.

    Hope this helps.
  5. 212rikanmofo thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 31, 2003
    Yup I am using iTunes 10.5beta, since thats the only way to install iOS 5 beta in the first place.

    I tried multiple times using a different method. I am doing this on my powermac g5, but when i update my ipad on my macbook pro it syncs fine. Which is weird.

    I tried to restore from my backup and also as a new device, it still wont sync anything at all. Only way I can get apps or anything else is to download from the cloud onto the ipad. This sucks because I really wanted to use iOS5 on my iPad and I use my PowerMac G5 as the main machine to sync with. Since thats where all my music, podcast, apps, books, tv shows are stored on.
  6. Shorties macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2007
    Southern California
    Sound like a PowerPC issue with iTunes 10.5
  7. Figbash Acrobat macrumors 6502a

    Figbash Acrobat

    Apr 15, 2009
    Wow. Exact same issue & setup for me but on iPad 1. PPC PowerMac G5 with Leopard, sync is greyed out when iPad is connected, but syncs fine with Intel Mac running snow leopard (which of course is my girl's and has none of my apps or media). :(

    One note: I did notice when installing iTunes 10.5 that LittleSnitch flagged a "crash report" or "report crash" attempting to be sent back to the apple servers. It was seemingly during both the "applemobiledevicesupport" installation and "itunesX" portion of the installer. Makes sense...If there were another way to install these files manually maybe we'd have better luck. However, I've attempted manually removing all iTunes files and reinstalling to no avail.

    I do wonder if wi-if sync will work once enabled in a later beta, but I doubt it. I'm not sure this is even a beta issue as much as a system requirement issue, despite iTunes 10.5 release notes listing "PPC Mac support".

    Anyways, any suggestions would be appreciated. Seems I've tried everything, and being a new release there's not much info out there.
  8. 212rikanmofo thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 31, 2003
    yeah looks like to be a problem affecting PPC macs only. Sigh. Looks like i will have to get all my apps, books, videos, over to my intel mac for this.
  9. arochav macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2011
    Problems with syncin' music, just turn on "Airplane Mode" on your iDevice and then sync.

    Problems with syncin' books, just reinstall the iBooks app.

    Hope it works.
  10. arochav macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2011
    Problems with syncin' music, just turn on "Airplane Mode" on your iDevice and then sync.

    Problems with syncin' books, just reinstall the iBooks app.
  11. QuarterSwede, Jul 2, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2011

    QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Just a slight update, it does the same thing on the iPhone.

    I'm bummed because my File Server/iTunes backups are on my, always awake, PowerBook and I wanted to use it for wireless syncing. Not keeping my hopes up that Apple will add the code for PPC iTunes 10.5 though.
  12. coojohn macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2011
    iPhone and ios5

    I have upgraded to OS5 on my iPhone but the music doesn't sync with the new iPhone app. Also after sync, the yellow band for "other" on the iPhone storage is now a massive 5.5GB

    Any ideas?
  13. coojohn macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2011
    IOS5 issue with iPhone

    I do not understand, but I changed the sync profile to include photos and now it syncs the music as well!!!!
  14. exthree macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2008
    iPad Sync

    I did two things that got my sync to finally work:

    1.) I isolated one USB port on the back of the PC (not on the keyboard, etc.) to maximize power and speed. This stopped the "time outs."
    2.) Broke up photos into smaller bites and did multiple sync's.
  15. allan-vancouver macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2009
    "Other" stuff over 5GB on the iTunes display of iPad

    IOS 5 is much bigger. My "other" category is about the same now.


    Re your point 2), Apple Support for IOS 5 told me that there is a bug in IOS 5 when trying to sync over 9000 photos/videos in one step, and that a fix is on the way. I was able to sync 19,000 by doing it in chunks, i.e., choosing "selected events/albums" and checking more and more each sync attempt.
  16. christie39 macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2011
    i have an ipad1 and an ipod touch. The ipod touch conversion went fine. ipad 1 - not so much - my life has been a wreck for near 3 days now. today i finally unchecked the syncing of my contacts, calendar, and notes, and all my music and apps, movies and photos converted perfectly quickly and flawlessly. FREAKING FINALLY. however, i rechecked my "info" stuff and again i'm hosing up on syncing contacts or calendar. oddly enough, they are there, but the calendar is outdated. but i need that stupid thing to go thru with syncing so i can get music on it. i don't want to do it wirelessly. i don't want to use the cloud. i wanna do it old school. today i also tried to synch my TOUCH, and now IT TOO won't sync, tho it has been FINE until i started having ipad problems. i don't think i should have to reset my settings and spent a month reloading music - that's not an acceptable fix. Apple, please help us and give us some guidance. TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE HAVING ISSUES ON ALL DEVICES. i wish i never upgraded. :(

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