I have sold old computer and bought new. I want to sync iPad 2 with iTunes on the new computer. How can I accomplish this?
Many a time you need to change your computer to a new one or need to shift from a laptop to desktop. In all such conditions, if you are using an iPad with your previous system, then you would need to sync your iPad to new computer as well. Syncing your iOS device to a new system can be a confusing and troublesome task, and especially when you have loads of data on your device and you do not want to lose these data. To make thing easy, below given are the best ways for syncing your iPad to new computer without losing any data.
Syncing iPad or any iOS device to a new computer basically means that you are making the iTunes ready to accept the new device. When the iPad is connected to new computer for syncing, iTunes will offer to "erase and replace" the content which is present on your iPad with the content of the iTunes library of new computer. Losing all the data from your previous iTunes library may definitely sound frightening, but there are ways through which you can sync iPad to new computer using iTunes without losing any data.
Before syncing your iPad to new computer, firstly you need to make a backup of all the data present on your device. For transferring the data that is purchased from iTunes, you can simply transfer the purchases from the device, but for other data, you should back up iPad with iTunes. Once the data backup is taken, you can sync iPad with below given steps.
Note: Please note that iTunes won't back up all data in your iPad. For more information about iTunes backup, please take a look at the Apple Support page.
Step 1 Install and Open iTunes on New Computer
Download and install the latest version of iTunes on your computer. Then start it.
Step 2 Connect iPad to Computer
Now use a USB cable to connect iPad to computer with the USB cable. Then iTunes will automatically detect it.
Step 3 Authorize the Computer
Now click Account > Authorization > Authorize this computer at the upper left corner of iTunes window.
Step 4 Enter Your Apple ID
If this is the first time you authorize this computer, you need to enter your Apple ID to accomplish the task.
Step 5 Back up iPad with iTunes
Now choose the summary panel of iPad in the left sidebar, and click Back up Now. Then iTunes will make a backup for iPad on your computer.
When the backup is created on your computer, you can free safe to manage the files on your iPad. But unfortunately, Apple doesn't provide a way for the users to view the files in the backup.
Besides iTunes, you can also sync your iPad using Wondershare TunesGo, which is a wonderful phone manager program that makes the process of syncing easy to be done. While syncing iPad to new computer with iTunes, there is a risk of losing the data, but using Wondershare TunesGo, you can sync music, movies, playlists, iTunes U, podcasts, audiobooks, TV shows to new iTunes with nothing lost, and more data, like photos, contacts and SMS to the new computer.
Note: Both Windows and Mac versions of TunesGo are helpful for transferring files between iOS devices and computer. You need to choose the right version in acccordance with your operating system.
Wondershare TunesGo is an amazing program that enables you to transfer playlist, music, videos, TV shows, podcasts , images, music videos, audio books and iTunes U between iDevices, PC and iTunes. Some of the striking features of TunesGo Retro are given below:
Supported Devices and iOS System
Below given is the list of the devices and iOS supported by Wondershare TunesGo
iPhone: iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus,iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS
iPad: iPad Pro, iPad air 2, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad air, iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, The New iPad, iPad 2, iPad
iPod: iPod touch 6, iPod touch 5, iPod touch 4, iPod touch 3, iPod classic 3, iPod classic 2, iPod classic, iPod shuffle 4, iPod shuffle 3, iPod shuffle 2, iPod shuffle 1, iPod nano 7, iPod nano 6, iPod nano 5, iPod nano 4, iPod nano 3, iPod nano 2, iPod nano
Supported iOS: iOS 5, iOS 6, iOS 7, iOS 8 & iOS 9
The following guide will show you how to sync iPad to new computer with Wondershare TunesGo. Check it out.
Step 1 Install and Open Wondershare TunesGo
First of all, download and install Wondershare TunesGo on your computer, then start it. The program will ask you to connect your iOS device.
Step 2 Connect iPad with PC Using USB cable
Connect iPad to computer with the USB cable, and the program will automatically recognize it. Then you'll see different file categories in the main interface.
Step 3 Select iPad Files
Choose one file category and the files will show up in the right part of the window. Check the files you want to transfer and click the Export button at the top middle of the software window. For the multimedia files, TunesGo allows you to select Export to PC or Export to iTunes in the drop-down menu after clicking the Export button.
Wondershare TunesGo provides you an option to sync iPad files to iTunes Library with one click. The following guide will show you how to do that.
Step 1 Rebuild iTunes Library
Start TunesGo on your computer and connect iPad to computer with the USB cable. The software will detect your iPad automatically. Choose Rebuild iTunes Library in the main interface, and a pop-up window will show up asking you to whether you want to copy media files to iTunes Library. Click the Start button to transfer music and other media files to iTunes library.
So that's how Wondershare TunesGo helps to sync iPad to new computer. The program will help you finish the task with ease. When comparing with iTunes, Wondershare TunesGo provides a more convenient and directly way to manage iPad files. If you are interested in this program, just free download the software to have a try.