1. BobR2's Avatar
    Fairly new to using iTunes, just got my iPad a month ago. Got a new laptop for Christmas, downloaded iTunes. Wen I tried to sync iPad to new pc, it wanted to delete apps/info on iPad and replace with what is on pc iTunes.

    So, how do I not lose al the apps / info I have downloaded and created directly on the iPad? I thought the point of sync was to also backup the iPad.... Not erase it.

    Any help appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Bob
    12-28-2010 08:01 PM
  2. BobR2's Avatar
    bump.... anyone?
    12-29-2010 07:43 AM
  3. Gadgetholik's Avatar
    Fairly new to using iTunes, just got my iPad a month ago. Got a new laptop for Christmas, downloaded iTunes. Wen I tried to sync iPad to new pc, it wanted to delete apps/info on iPad and replace with what is on pc iTunes.

    So, how do I not lose al the apps / info I have downloaded and created directly on the iPad? I thought the point of sync was to also backup the iPad.... Not erase it.

    Any help appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Bob
    Hi there Bob.No way out.When you sync your ipad with itunes for the very first time you'll have to set it up as a new ipad which means itunes will erase all the data that there is on the ipad.The sad part is that as far as my info goes there isn't a way to escape this painfull setup procedure of apple.In future itunes will offer you the option of backup when you update your iOS version.But i cannot claim that there's no way out.This reply of mine is just my personal experience.Thanks.From gadgetholik.
    Last edited by Gadgetholik; 12-29-2010 at 08:36 AM. Reason: Grammar
    12-29-2010 08:31 AM
  4. jdavis530's Avatar
    Before you sync, you need to transfer purchases from the iPad to itunes, then when you sync it wont delete your apps. when you plug your ipad into your usb port and open itunes, go to the left column were it shows your ipad, then right click on it and click on transfer purchases.
    12-29-2010 03:39 PM
  5. BobR2's Avatar
    Before you sync, you need to transfer purchases from the iPad to itunes, then when you sync it wont delete your apps. when you plug your ipad into your usb port and open itunes, go to the left column were it shows your ipad, then right click on it and click on transfer purchases.
    Thanks much jdavis! Seems to have done the trick.

    Give it a try Gadge
    12-29-2010 08:04 PM
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