3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 13, 2010 8:12 AM by PJ1701
PJ1701 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi, I recently bought a 2nd IPAD so that I can keep my work items separate from my personnel items. I cant seem to give them different names on the 1 account, and I realy dont want to start a 2nd account as this would mean buying apps twice etc

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated

Thank you in advance

Windows 7
  • lllaass Level 10 (175,932 points)
    Other people here have two iPad on one computer with one iTunes account. What you need to do is to turn off automatic syncing in iTunes and do it manually via check marking what you want to sync to what iPad. You are right that the two iPads have to have different names. To change the name of an iPad connect it to iTunes and click on the iPad's name in iTunes and change the name like you would change a file name. You really do not want to have two different iTunes account since it complicates sharing apps and other items between the two iPads.
  • varjak paw Level 10 (169,827 points)
    It's not a problem at all. I have two iPads connected to my system and it works just fine. iTunes will identify each iPad separately, so you can control what apps and other content are synched to each iPad. All your content in iTunes, other than movie rentals, can be put on both iPads.

    Note that you do not need to set things for manual management if you don't wish to. You can select what gets synched to each iPad and still use the standard sync; you just have to control music via playlists. You can use manual management, though, if that makes it easier to control what music and videos go onto each iPad (with manual management you can just drag tracks or albums to the iPad and not have to create playlists to separate things out).

  • PJ1701 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you very much for the speedy replies

    Cant believe it was as easy as double clicking the name in the device list column. I tried right click etc lol