4 Replies Latest reply: May 24, 2010 9:27 AM by KVB71
stig1990 Level 1 (0 points)
Im looking at getting an iPad and i already have an iPod touch 3rd gen, all i want to know is that is iTunes going to try and sync my whole library to the iPad and iPod i.e do you have to have the same stuff on both devices or does iTunes let you select what you want on each device?

Windows 7
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)
    There is no device limit for the number of iPods, iPhones, or iPads that can be synced with the same iTunes library and iTunes account on the same computer.

    Each device is recognized as a separate device by iTunes and each device can have its own sync preferences with iTunes. You know the various tabs for your iPod Touch sync preferences with iTunes? The iPad has the very same, as with every iPod and iPhone.
  • Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 (18,825 points)
    You can select whatever you want to sync to each device. I sync an iPad, an iPhone. an iPod Touch, an iPod Classic 120, 2 5th generation iPods and an iPod Mini with one computer and one iTunes.

    You need to be selective about what you want iTunes to sync for each device. Most of the time, I elect to sync selected playlists only on the devices with smaller capacity, while on others I sync all music and no videos.

    This video tutorial has some good tips about syncing: http://www.apple.com/itunes/how-to/#video-sync
  • stig1990 Level 1 (0 points)
    I was unsure of this because ive never used more than one device with an itunes library before, thanks that answers my question perfectly!
  • KVB71 Level 1 (30 points)
    ipad, ipod, iphone here. Each thing is different. I can add songs or whatever to each device. So, I don't have to have my entire itunes library on it.