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336 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 17, 2012 6:33 PM by kathrynfromcarp RSS
kathrynfromcarp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 17, 2012 4:19 PM

Follow up to my music question yesterday. Sorry to be dense, but, I now know from Demo that if I remove songs from my iPad that were synced from my PC I will not lose them on my PC when I sync again.

BUT, when I sync again to my PC after removing some songs from my iPad, will those songs reload onto my iPad ? Do I need to remember which songs I deleted from my iPad and "untick" them on iTunes on PC?

Thanks Kathryn

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  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,810 points)
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    Apr 17, 2012 4:34 PM (in response to kathrynfromcarp)

    kathrynfromcarp wrote:

     

    BUT, when I sync again to my PC after removing some songs from my iPad, will those songs reload onto my iPad ?

    If you do not "untick" the songs in the music tab in iTunes, yes the songs will sync again to the iPad.

    Do I need to remember which songs I deleted from my iPad and "untick" them on iTunes on PC? 

    Technically - you don't have to remember which songs you removed because even though those songs will sync to the iPad again, you can simply "untick" them and then sync again. But the ideal way would be to make a list of all of the content that you want to remove so that you are not guessing.

     

    One way or the other though, you will ultimately have to untick the songs to deselect them and then sync or the music will be loaded back onto the iPad when you sync.

     

    Once you have set up the sync configuration the way that you want it with regard to music - or any content for that matter - iTunes will remember the configuration the next time that you sync so you will not have to untick anything again - as long as you don't want to remove any other content.

     

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  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,150 points)
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    Apr 17, 2012 4:33 PM (in response to kathrynfromcarp)

    If you have Sync Music selected under the Music tab for your iPad sync preferences with iTunes, select sync only checked songs and videos under the Summary tab for your iPad sync preferences with iTunes followed by selecting Apply.

     

    This should deselect the songs in your iTunes library that are removed from your iPad with the next sync so the songs are not re-transferred to your iPad.

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,810 points)
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    Apr 17, 2012 6:07 PM (in response to kathrynfromcarp)

    First of all - Allan Sampson made a very good point about your issue. I actually sync the way that he suggested and just didn't think about it. What I suggested does work as well, but his method is more direct.

     

    From the very beginning, I have never used auto sync with iTunes. I have always initiated the sync on my own - after I go through all of the various tabs in iTunes and select the content that I want. It's not that I change or remove content every time that I sync, but I just prefer this method.

     

    This might not be a bad way for you to get started. Launch iTunes and go to Edit>Preferences>Devices. check the box at the bottom - prevent iPods, iPhones and iPads from  syncing automatically. Click OK.

     

    Now you can connect the iPad to your computer, launch iTunes, click on the iPad name under the Devices heading on the left sidebar of iTunes and set up your sync configuration. In the Summary pane of iTunes - as Allan described above - I have select the option to Sync only select songs and videos. You can see what I mean in this screen shot.

     

    Screen Shot 2012-04-17 at 8.49.26 PM.png

    Now go into each tab - Apps, Music, Photos and so on - and select the content that you want to put on the iPad. for music - my iPad configuration looks like this.

    Screen Shot 2012-04-17 at 8.58.25 PM.png

    I have chosen to only sync selected songs and videos so only the checked content will sync. You can do this in all of the other tabs as well. When you have the sync configuration set up the way you want it, click on Apply in the lower corner of iTunes to lock in that sync configuration

     

    When you are done syncing and have ejected the iPad - you can go back to auto syncing if you prefer to use that method. Just go back through the steps fro above to turn it back on.

     

    If you do not auto sync - remember that the iPad will not automatically sync over WfI  either as long as auto sync is turned off.

     

    These are all good reading for you.

    Apple - Support - iPad - Syncing

    iOS: Syncing with iTunes

    iOS: How to transfer or sync content to your computer

    iTunes: Syncing media content to iOS devices and iPod

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