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 Retro which is a wonderful software that makes the process of syncing easy to be done. While syncing iPad to new computer, there is a risk of losing the data, but using Wondershare TunesGo Retro (for Windows users), 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 Retro 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 Retro 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 TunesGo Retro
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 TunesGo Reto. Check it out.
Step 1 Install and Open Wondershare TunesGo Retro
First of all, download and install TunesGo Retro 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 display the iPad info in the main interface.
Step 3 Select iPad Files
All the supported file types will be displayed in the left sidebar. Select one file type and the contents will show up in the right part of the window.
Step 4 Sync iPad to New Computer
Select the files you want and click the Export button at the top middle of the software window. Then you'll see a pop-up dialog. Choose a target folder to save the exported files and click OK to start syncing iPad files to new computer.
TunesGo Retro 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 Start TunesGo Retro and Connect iPad
Start TunesGo Retro on your computer and connect iPad to computer with the USB cable. The software will automatically detect the device.
Step 2 Sync iPad to iTunes Library
You can find a To iTunes button at the right bottom of TunesGo Retro interface. Click the button, and you'll find a pop-up dialog. Click Start button to start syncing iPad files to iTunes Library.
So that's how TunesGO Retro helps to sync iPad to new computer. The program will help you finish the task with ease. When comparing with iTunes, TunesGo Retro 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.