I've been syncing my iPad with my iMac for the past twelve months. However now want to sync it with my MacBook Air. How can I do this without losing the data on my iPad. both Macs are running in OS X Lion, iPad on iOS 5.1.1. All are running on the same iTunes account.
Your Mac crash turns out to be a disaster of data loss? Get a new Mac, and want some old memories back on the new machine? Don't worry. If you have saved data on your iPad, you can sync music, videos and photos from iPad to Mac effortlessly. All you need to do is to turn to an iPad to Mac transfer tool for help. Wondershare TunesGo, a powerful phone manager and transfer program for Mac and Windows users, will provide you a little help.
Wondershare TunesGo (Mac) lets you sync all music and playlists with ratings, skips, and more from iPad to iTunes in Mac OS X, including Mavericks, with a simple click and sync music, videos, and photos from iPad to Mac. It's totally risk-free, never deleting any song, video or photo while syncing the iPad with Mac. And this tool is especially helpful to transfer songs which you grabbed from other people or downloaded directly from the Internet. Follow the steps below to learn how to sync iPad content to Mac.
Wondershare TunesGo is also available for the Windows users running with Windows 8/7/XP, and it provides even more features for you to manage files on iPhone, iPad and iPod.
The following guide will show you how to sync iPad music, videos and more to Mac. Check it out.
Step 1 Start TunesGo and Connect iPad
Download and install Wondershare TunesGo on your computer, then start it. Connect iPad to computer with the USB cable, and the program will automatically detect it. Then you'll see different file categories in the main interface.
Step 2 Sync Files from iPad to Mac
Choose a file category in the software window, and the program will display the contents in the right part of the window, with the sections of the files in the left sidebar. Now you can check the files you want to transfer, and click the files you want to transfer, and click the Export button. Choose Export to Mac in the drop-down menu, and select a folder to save the files. After that, TunesGo will start transferring files form iPad to Mac.
If you have a lot of purchased items on your iPad, and want to sync them back to iTunes library. you are able to finish the task in an easy step. All you need to do is connecting iPad to computer with the USB cable and start iTunes, then clicking File > Devices > Transfer Purchases from iPad in iTunes to transfer all the purchased items to iTunes library.
Note: Please note that all the non-purchased items, such as synced music, photos and so on can't be transferred back to iTunes library with this Transfer Purchases function of iTunes.
Note: Please be aware of the Auto Sync option of iTunes, because it may erase your iPad data during the syncing process. you can turn off the auto sync option by clicking iTunes > Preferences > Devices, and then check Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically.
This is about how to sync iPad content to Mac mini, iMac, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air when you want to build or rebuild itunes library on a new Mac computer. By using this above mentioned way, you'll not lose iTunes non-purchased items and songs directly downloaded from the Internet or received via emails.