10 Replies Latest reply: Apr 22, 2012 8:53 AM by terrylimen
MoonlightSonata Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Does anyone know how I can sync my iPad on another computer? I've installed lots of apps on one computer, but I have some music, movies and other apps on another laptop that I want to sync onto the iPad. I do NOT want to replace everything already on the iPad with the second laptop's library, I want to ADD them to the iPad.
Thanks.

Visionbook, Windows XP
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (160,080 points)
    You can't sync an iDevice to more than one computer without replacing all info on the device. What you can do is to authorize iTunes on the computer used by the iPad to the computer that has the library you want. Then you can sync that shared library to your iPad when you sync your iPad to the computer. Just make sure th proper boxes are checked.
  • MoonlightSonata Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Can you be more specific? How do I create a shared library?
    Computer #1 has some apps installed for the iPad, as well as a pictures folder synced.
    Computer #2 has lots of apps, music, and videos I want to sync.
  • imobl Level 5 Level 5 (4,700 points)
    You could try iTunes Home Sharing to get all the items you want on one computer and sync from there. This will only work if all the items were purchased with same iTunes account.
  • bikinijack Level 2 Level 2 (185 points)
    is there anything like Senuti for an iPad where you can upload files from your ipad to computer?
  • socceteer Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    Here is what you can do..!

    If both computers access the same iTunes account, then it should be simple.

    1) Synchronize one of the computers with the iPad....!
    2) Connect the iPad to the second computer. and select to copy purchased apps from the iPad
    3) once they copy, you can syncronize all from one computer.

    The other option is, as long as both computers are under the same iTunes account, then

    1) Connect your iPad to the computer with all the Apps and sync
    2) Connect your iPad to the computer with all the music and select to only sync the music.

    iTunes allows you to sync different things from different computers, but not music or apps from 2 computers
  • Albert Chang1 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    "iTunes allows you to sync different things from different computers, but not music or apps from 2 computers"

    I read it some time ago, that it was possible, but it was not clear. I wanted to sync the calendar off the PC at work, and everything else off the home computer.

    I'm going to try it.. Thanks
  • socceteer Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    Yes iTunes will let you sync from two computers, but it will not let you sync music, apps, pictures orvideo from both...you have to pick which computer to sync what ..from.

    I sync my calendar, bookmarks and apps from my work computer and my pictures, music and video from my home computer. It works great
  • wattro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    "Yes iTunes will let you sync from two computers, but it will not let you sync music, apps, pictures orvideo from both...you have to pick which computer to sync what ..from."

     

    i'm sorry, but this is ********.  why on earth would anyone ever think it's a good idea to make a requirement like that?

     

    this is the dumbest design decision i've heard in a long time.  talk aboot inaccessible.

  • pacsailor Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    There are software packages that allow you to sync your data on any computer to iDevices basically it uploads the data to their servers then download it to the iDevice. The ones I  like are

     

    SugarSync (www.sugarsync.com)

    Syncplicity (www.syncplicity.com)

     

    I tried both, and what I do not like about SugarSync is it is not reliable and tends to hang, so the only thing you can do is delete the app from the iDevice and reinstall and re-sync. Their customer service is not responsive.

     

    I just found syncplicity, and so far it is working well. I have it installed on my MacBook Pro and iPad, so it uploaded the folders I specified from the Macbook Pro to their servers and I sync'ed them to my iPad, so far it is working well.

     

    SugarSync gives you 5Gb of space free and Syncplicity gives you 2Gb for free.

  • terrylimen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Make sure that you are logged into your iTunes account on the computer. Also go to the Store menu and make sure the computer is authorized. This must be the same account you were already using for the iPad.


    Now try to transfer purchases again. The apps really should sync with iTunes, but never having done this myself, I could easily be wrong.


    If that fails, you can refer this article about How to transfer and sync contents from iPad to Computer, which includes detailed guide to help you sync iPad files to new computer.