Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2012 6:57 PM (in response to TechnoSam)
Note that it's easy to do but it's quite time-consuming. Connect via cable to the computer that you use for sync. From iTunes, select the iPad/iPod and then select the Summary tab. Follow directions for Restore and be sure to say "yes" to the backup. You will be warned that all data (apps, music, movies, etc.) will be erased but, as the Restore finishes, you will be asked if you wish the contents of the backup to be copied to the iPad/iPod. Again, say "yes."
Currently Being ModeratedApr 19, 2012 4:59 AM (in response to Philly_Phan)
So after I've done that complete Restore on my old computer, I can just sync it to the new one? I don't have to do anything with the new one? And then from there I can use my new computer to sync my iPod like normal, right?
Sorry, but it seems weird that I don't have to do anything with my new computer, so I just want to clarify.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 19, 2012 5:23 AM (in response to TechnoSam)
Well, I'll respond carefully since I've never done it myself.
To the best of my knowledge, yes, that's all that you need to do. However, if you're still within the free phoe support period (or if you're willing to invest $49), you might want to confirm it with Apple. I'd hate to be wrong and be the cause of problems.
Perhaps someone else on the forum will jump in and confirm/deny my belief.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 19, 2012 5:29 AM (in response to TechnoSam)
To be safe, when you connect the iPod to the new conmputer ight click on the iPod under Devices in iTunes and select Back Up. This will ensure that you get the backup made. Then simply restore the iPod from backup. See:
As long as all your media (apps and music) is in the iTunes library of the new coputer like yu siad it will, the restore-from-backup iPod will be like it was before excpet that you have switched syncing computers.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 19, 2012 5:30 AM (in response to lllaass)
Thanks for jumping in.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 19, 2012 6:35 AM (in response to lllaass)
Ok, thank you, lllaass, I see how that works. I'll create a back-up on my old computer to use as a... well, a back-up, and then back-up and restore on my new computer. Hopefully this should work! Thanks so much, you two.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 19, 2012 7:01 AM (in response to TechnoSam)
Happy to help!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 19, 2012 4:04 PM (in response to Philly_Phan)
OK... It didn't work! All my data is gone! I've got the back-up on my old computer, so I can restore it, but then the cycle starts all over again!!! How on earth am I supposed to fix this?