Using Ipad 2 on TWO computers

Discussion in 'iPad' started by val23, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. val23 macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2009
    Hey everyone,
    this is something I have never understood well... If I have an itunes account set up on my MAC and then activate my ipad 2 with the MAC, will it be possible to sync the ipad 2 on my windows computer as well?

    For example, I have the KEYNOTE app on my MAC that I would like to sync to the IPAD 2. And once that is done, I would like to be able to upload my presentations (which are on my windows PC) to keynote by using the itunes on my PC. Is this possible at all or will i have to transfer all my presentations from my PC to my MAC and then sync it from the MAC.

    I hope that made sense. Thanks for the help in advance !! much appreciated.
  2. Villageguy86 macrumors newbie


    Jul 24, 2009
    take a usb stick and plug it into your windows pc, drag the presentations over to it, unplug usb stick, plug it into your mac, drag presentations onto keynote icon.

    you cannot however sync an ipad 2 to two computers, itunes syncs the ipad to the library on the computer, if you could make the libraries on both computer identical, it would sync fine, but this is impossible, not to mention of you had them both identical, you wouldn't need one of them.

    so no, looks like for now (cloud based itunes permitting) your out of luck.

    sorry i couldn't help more.
  3. physicsguy13 macrumors 6502


    Oct 5, 2010
    Huntiingon Beach, CA
    Do you have iDisk? If you do you could sent iDisk up as a network drive on your windows computer, copy the presentations to iDisk, and import the presentations into keynote from iDisk.
  4. G4R2 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2006
    You might consider some of the "cloud" synching apps that are available. Both Dropbox and iDisk have some of this functionality. You can drop a presentation into iDisk and open it in Keynote on your iPad for editing. Keynote permits you to save to iDisk or a WebDAV folder.

    There are also some decent paid apps like Goodreader that have loads of file sharing features including synching with Googledocs.
  5. val23 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2009
    Thanks for the suggestions... i guess i can try using idisk or dropbox. too bad it doesn't work on multiple computers!
  6. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

    May 25, 2009
    You can also transfer files between your pc/Mac and your iPad over the wifi network using goodreader.

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