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. Here is a right one - the Wondershare TunesGo Retro (Mac).
Wondershare TunesGo Retro (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.
If you have a Windows PC, try the Wondershare TunesGo Retro (Windows). It can do more things than the Mac version. With its help, you can sync music files, playlists, videos, photos, contacts and SMS from iPad to Windows computer.
The following guide will show you how to sync iPad music, videos and more to Mac. Check it out.
Step 1 Connect iPad to Mac via USB Cable
Connect your iPad to computer with the USB cable, and start TunesGo Retro on your computer. The program will automatically detect your device.
Step 2 Sync iPad Music, Videos and Photos to Mac
All songs, videos, and photos on your iPad will be displayed in Music, Video and Photo windows respectively. Select the files you want to transfer, and click the Export to icon. You are allowed to choose the location to transfer the iPad files.
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.
Try the Wondershare TunesGo Retro to sync iPad songs, videos and photos to Mac now!