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knbcpab Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
I can not figure out the passcode set on the new IPAD bought this past weekend. I synced it up to my macbook pro when I bought it. Can't find good instructions on what to do. My main question is I downloads and paid for a couple of EBOOKS - I'm worried I will lose them. Help Please!. Thanks:)

IPAD, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 16GB WIFI
  • LBJ Realty Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    where did u buy the i-pad?
  • knbcpab Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    uh? What does that have to di witm my question?
  • Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 Level 6 (18,820 points)
    If you cannot remember the passcode, you will need to restore your device using the computer with which you last synced it. This allows you to reset your passcode and resync the data from the device (or restore from a backup). If you restore on a different computer that was never synced with the device, you will be able to unlock the device for use and remove the passcode, but your data will not be present. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1212

    For restore instructions, see this: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1414
  • knbcpab Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Does not allow me to back up settings???. But I see all my stuff in ITUNES on my Macbook when I attach the IPOD. ONly choice is "are you sure you want to restore"?. and everything will be lost!!. First time - I had both options... I hit sync?... Again I just want to know that my EBOOK I just bought and have not read will be there when I restore?.
  • StevePug2 Level 2 Level 2 (370 points)
    Your books, apps and music bought at the iTunes store are stored on iTunes' servers. When you do your restore, all your apps, books and music will either be restored with the sync or available to download again at no further charge. If you've forgotten your iTunes password (tsk tsk tsk, how could you?), there are ways to get another at the store where you sign in. You will no doubt lose some settings in a restore, but you won't lose your stuff.
  • OrangeMarlin Level 5 Level 5 (5,140 points)
    StevePug2 wrote:
    Your books, apps and music bought at the iTunes store are stored on iTunes' servers. When you do your restore, all your apps, books and music will either be restored with the sync or available to download again at no further charge. If you've forgotten your iTunes password (tsk tsk tsk, how could you?), there are ways to get another at the store where you sign in. You will no doubt lose some settings in a restore, but you won't lose your stuff.


    I'm not sure about books, but my TV shows, music, movies, etc. are all stored on my Mac, so when I restore, it is transferred from my Mac to my iPad (or iPhone).

    Try to remember your passcode, because it is a simple security system if you lose your iPad. My passcode system is easy to remember. It's the fourth root of the sum of years of daughter's birth years divided by the age of the earth (4.55 billion years), multiplied by the sum of the IQ's of Hawkings, Einstein, and Bohr, rounded up to the nearest integer, then multiplied again by the number of genes similar between all human beings. Or something like that.
  • red555 Level 4 Level 4 (2,550 points)
    OrangeMarlin wrote:
    StevePug2 wrote:

    My passcode system is easy to remember. It's the fourth root of the sum of years of daughter's birth years divided by the age of the earth (4.55 billion years), multiplied by the sum of the IQ's of Hawkings, Einstein, and Bohr, rounded up to the nearest integer, then multiplied again by the number of genes similar between all human beings. Or something like that.

    I think you made that up. But it sounds good.
  • ogun7 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    You will lose all your data, but you can restore it by putting your iPad in recovery mode. Press and hold both the power and home buttons like you are going to restore it. After seeing the Apple logo, KEEP THE HOME BUTTON HELD whilst letting go of the power button. You will see the 'Connect to iTunes' screen with the Dock connector cable and iTunes icon.
  • matthewfrompyrmont Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is not entirely true, it is normally not possible to re-download your purchases. You will pretty much have to beg. If this is a misleading statement please notify me.

     

    Wouldn't it be good if we could synch from the cloud ?, but that's been patented of course so it wont be happening soon.

     

    The answer is to know these things from day one, a guide explaining this would be useful, and to be very careful with passwords.

     

    If you have your purchases on a dedicated iTunes client, fine.  Many people don't due to the difficulty in backing up to optical media, almost as obsolete as floppy discs now.

     

    I was deterred by the possibility of losing my purchases just in the backup process suggested for each new version, so I do not know if I can perform a restore.

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (108,625 points)

    You are correct. Apps and iBooks can be re-download for free (assuming that they remain available in the store). But media (music, films, tv shows) cannot be re-downloaded without Apple's intervention - and they don't have to let you (I think re-downloads are not available partly due to the copyright holders/distributors requesting it).

     

    In terms of backing up, I just keep copies of my iTunes music folder (including apps and movies) on external hard drives, which are not that difficult to maintain. When I moved to a new computer I just copied one of my backups onto it, authorised my iTunes account, did File > Add Folder in iTunes, and my entire library was re-created on the new computer.

  • littleob Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    What should i do if im seeting it up on another itunes account, and i need to find that passwprd first

  • isaacsteward Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i need help i forgot my passwprd to my i pod and it tell me to go on i tune  but i still dont knw what to do  i just want to get back on my  i pod

  • x-iiAyoo_Panda Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So I have a Question I have an IPad, and I forgot the lock code for it. So i tried to restore it but it will say," Error" And I have the new version of Itunes. So is there anyway I can get tips or something? If there is tell me A.S.A.P

  • matthewfrompyrmont Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    OK, it pretty much has to be the *same* installation you initialised the iPad on. You may even have trouble if the machine is rebuilt. Our household has one machine for this, and we need to boot Vista to do it, which is a royal pain. The answer is not to use a lock code, and if you do, be very careful. Don't let children do it.

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