As are many, I am frustrated with backing-up/syncing my iPad to my iMac and want to start over.
My preference is for my iPad to be synced, as I have it setup, to my iMac.
And to, occasionally, transfer some items on my iMac (like a movie) to my iPad.
This does not seem to be possible.
Ill-informed (or misunderstood) dialogue box choices can easily result in unintended consequences.
My solution (brilliant or not) ~ a New User account on my MBP 2011 just for my iPad syncs/backups.
(FYI: an Apple Store employee told me sync/backup was the same. I'm not convinced that is true).
A Dialogue Update Box pops up:
"There are purchased items on the iPad that have not been transfered to your iTunes library.
"You should transfer these items to your iPad Library before updating this iPad.
"Are you sure you want to continue?" (No, I am not sure about anything now).
Is 'transfer' another word for sync/backup?
If so, well why not say so..... rhetorical...
What is recommended?
- Update first?
- Sync first? then update?
Also, if I manually check "Sync Apps" there is another Dialogue Box:
"Are you sure you want to sync apps? (well duh...)
"All existing apps and their data on the iPad will be replaced with apps from this users iTunes Library."
(Ouch?!!) There is nothing in this New User iTunes Library.
Does this mean the Apps I do have on my iPad will disappear during sync and be replaced by nothing?
I get a similar Dialog Box on my iMac if I try to add a movie to my iPad.
"Are you sure you want to sync movies?" (Yes, but not so sure when asked that way)
"All existing songs, movies, and TV shows on the iPad will be removed and replaced with movies from your iTunes library."
All my songs and TV shows replaced with movies? Meaning, no more songs or TV shows- just movies?? That's the trade-off!
As you may guess, no movies are on my iPad to this day.
Can anything be as frustrating as this situation? ..... rhetorical...
Great hardware ~ but the software is getting a bit (no- VERY) skewed.
As it is, this situation cannot be eschewed in lieu of the hardware.
Any help, or a rope, is appreciated (just kidding about the rope).
On my iPad I have 67 books, 382 apps and 20 Videos and 1,651 Photos (FYI: some photos are triplicated on my iPad but in my iMac's iPhoto library).