Skip navigation

Ipad set up without a computer.  How do I sync with my Mac?

510 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 19, 2012 10:49 PM by sberman RSS
dirty_bird Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Nov 19, 2012 10:39 PM

My wife set up her iPad without a computer.  Now I want to connect it to my macbook to put some movies on it.  When I connect it to the computer Itunes opens and prompts me to set up my ipad.  The only options are to eject the ipad, restore from backup, or set up as new ipad.  I do not have a backup to restore it from and do not want to set up as new ipad because I will lose everything on the ipad. 


I would like to know how to sync with the computer without losing everything.  I have tried setting the computer and the ipad to the same apple id and setting up home sharing (which I can do but does not help me in this situation) but I cannot get the computer to sync with the ipad.


What do I do?




More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.