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      Dec 7th, 12, 1:55 AM
When I connect my iPad to the computer while using iTunes i get the
following message.

The iPad "Brian's iPad" is synced with another iTunes library.
Do you want to erase this iPad and sync with this iTunes library?
An iPad can be synced with only one iTunes library at a time.
Erasing and syncing replaces the contents of this iPad with the contents of
this iTunes library.

It seems to tell me that it wants to erase everything on my iPad. The date
for my iTuned backed apps is July 2012 so I would lose everything that had
been added to the iPad after July as well as data stored by some of the
apps.

Can someone suggest what I should do please. I have a lot of apps on my
iPad.

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      Dec 7th, 12, 2:00 AM



On 12/6/12 6:55 PM, in article
1113700229376534090.182824bclark-es....e.teranews.com, "Brian"
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> When I connect my iPad to the computer while using iTunes i get the
> following message.
>
> The iPad "Brian's iPad" is synced with another iTunes library.
> Do you want to erase this iPad and sync with this iTunes library?
> An iPad can be synced with only one iTunes library at a time.
> Erasing and syncing replaces the contents of this iPad with the contents of
> this iTunes library.
>
> It seems to tell me that it wants to erase everything on my iPad. The date
> for my iTuned backed apps is July 2012 so I would lose everything that had
> been added to the iPad after July as well as data stored by some of the
> apps.
>
> Can someone suggest what I should do please. I have a lot of apps on my
> iPad.


Click "NO". Turn off the auto sync, too.

 
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      Dec 7th, 12, 4:08 PM
Brian wrote:
> When I connect my iPad to the computer while using iTunes i get the
> following message.
>
> The iPad "Brian's iPad" is synced with another iTunes library.
> Do you want to erase this iPad and sync with this iTunes library?
> An iPad can be synced with only one iTunes library at a time.
> Erasing and syncing replaces the contents of this iPad with the contents of
> this iTunes library.
>
> It seems to tell me that it wants to erase everything on my iPad. The date
> for my iTuned backed apps is July 2012 so I would lose everything that had
> been added to the iPad after July as well as data stored by some of the
> apps.
>
> Can someone suggest what I should do please. I have a lot of apps on my
> iPad.
>


1) Without connecting your iPad to your laptop, start iTunes. Click on
Edit. Click on Preferences. Click on Devices. Check the box next to
"Prevent your iPod etc. from automatically syncing." Click OK.

2) Now connect your iPad to your laptop and start iTunes.

3) When iTunes starts, right click on your iPad under Devices in the
left column. Select Transfer purchases etc.

4) After it finishes transferring all your apps to your new laptop,
right click on your iPad and select Backup your iPad.

5) After it finishes backing up your iPad, right click on your iPad and
select Restore etc.

6) After it finishes restoring, left click on your iPad , then click on
the Apps tab on top, and check the box next to Sync Apps, then click on
Apply below.

If everything on your iPad looks good after the sync, go back and click
on Edit / Preferences / Devices and UN-check the box next to Prevent
your iPod etc. The only other thing you may want to check is if your
contacts, bookmarks, etc. are syncing correctly now. If not, go to the
Info tab after connecting and make sure you indicate which features you
want to sync with what sources.

That should do it.
https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0

Ed

 
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      Dec 7th, 12, 5:33 PM

"Ed Cryer" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Brian wrote:
>> When I connect my iPad to the computer while using iTunes i get the
>> following message.
>>
>> The iPad "Brian's iPad" is synced with another iTunes library.
>> Do you want to erase this iPad and sync with this iTunes library?
>> An iPad can be synced with only one iTunes library at a time.
>> Erasing and syncing replaces the contents of this iPad with the contents
>> of
>> this iTunes library.
>>
>> It seems to tell me that it wants to erase everything on my iPad. The
>> date
>> for my iTuned backed apps is July 2012 so I would lose everything that
>> had
>> been added to the iPad after July as well as data stored by some of the
>> apps.
>>
>> Can someone suggest what I should do please. I have a lot of apps on my
>> iPad.
>>

>
> 1) Without connecting your iPad to your laptop, start iTunes.


On the Pc or the ipad?????
Please claify.



Click on
> Edit. Click on Preferences. Click on Devices. Check the box next to
> "Prevent your iPod etc. from automatically syncing." Click OK.
>
> 2) Now connect your iPad to your laptop and start iTunes.
>
> 3) When iTunes starts, right click on your iPad under Devices in the left
> column. Select Transfer purchases etc.
>
> 4) After it finishes transferring all your apps to your new laptop, right
> click on your iPad and select Backup your iPad.
>
> 5) After it finishes backing up your iPad, right click on your iPad and
> select Restore etc.
>
> 6) After it finishes restoring, left click on your iPad , then click on
> the Apps tab on top, and check the box next to Sync Apps, then click on
> Apply below.
>
> If everything on your iPad looks good after the sync, go back and click on
> Edit / Preferences / Devices and UN-check the box next to Prevent your
> iPod etc. The only other thing you may want to check is if your contacts,
> bookmarks, etc. are syncing correctly now. If not, go to the Info tab
> after connecting and make sure you indicate which features you want to
> sync with what sources.
>
> That should do it.
> https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0
>
> Ed
>
>



 
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      Dec 7th, 12, 7:31 PM
zulu wrote:
> "Ed Cryer" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:k9t0rv$kf9$(E-Mail Removed)...
>> Brian wrote:
>>> When I connect my iPad to the computer while using iTunes i get the
>>> following message.
>>>
>>> The iPad "Brian's iPad" is synced with another iTunes library.
>>> Do you want to erase this iPad and sync with this iTunes library?
>>> An iPad can be synced with only one iTunes library at a time.
>>> Erasing and syncing replaces the contents of this iPad with the contents
>>> of
>>> this iTunes library.
>>>
>>> It seems to tell me that it wants to erase everything on my iPad. The
>>> date
>>> for my iTuned backed apps is July 2012 so I would lose everything that
>>> had
>>> been added to the iPad after July as well as data stored by some of the
>>> apps.
>>>
>>> Can someone suggest what I should do please. I have a lot of apps on my
>>> iPad.
>>>

>>
>> 1) Without connecting your iPad to your laptop, start iTunes.

>
> On the Pc or the ipad?????
> Please claify.
>
>
>


What a dumb-ass question! Try both if you will, and you'll soon find out.
But I would advise anyone with such a low gumption-rating to steer clear
of all hi-tech equipment.

Ed



 
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      Dec 8th, 12, 9:15 AM
Ed Cryer <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Brian wrote:
>> When I connect my iPad to the computer while using iTunes i get the
>> following message.
>>
>> The iPad "Brian's iPad" is synced with another iTunes library.
>> Do you want to erase this iPad and sync with this iTunes library?
>> An iPad can be synced with only one iTunes library at a time.
>> Erasing and syncing replaces the contents of this iPad with the contents of
>> this iTunes library.
>>
>> It seems to tell me that it wants to erase everything on my iPad. The date
>> for my iTuned backed apps is July 2012 so I would lose everything that had
>> been added to the iPad after July as well as data stored by some of the
>> apps.
>>
>> Can someone suggest what I should do please. I have a lot of apps on my
>> iPad.
>>

>
> 1) Without connecting your iPad to your laptop, start iTunes. Click on
> Edit. Click on Preferences. Click on Devices. Check the box next to
> "Prevent your iPod etc. from automatically syncing." Click OK.
>
> 2) Now connect your iPad to your laptop and start iTunes.
>
> 3) When iTunes starts, right click on your iPad under Devices in the left
> column. Select Transfer purchases etc.
>
> 4) After it finishes transferring all your apps to your new laptop, right
> click on your iPad and select Backup your iPad.
>
> 5) After it finishes backing up your iPad, right click on your iPad and select Restore etc.
>
> 6) After it finishes restoring, left click on your iPad , then click on
> the Apps tab on top, and check the box next to Sync Apps, then click on Apply below.
>
> If everything on your iPad looks good after the sync, go back and click
> on Edit / Preferences / Devices and UN-check the box next to Prevent your
> iPod etc. The only other thing you may want to check is if your contacts,
> bookmarks, etc. are syncing correctly now. If not, go to the Info tab
> after connecting and make sure you indicate which features you want to
> sync with what sources.
>
> That should do it.
> https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0
>
> Ed


Thanks Ed.
When you come to the step of restoring is that likely to wipe out any data
from apps stored in the iPad?

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      Dec 8th, 12, 9:25 AM

"Ed Cryer" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> zulu wrote:
>> "Ed Cryer" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:k9t0rv$kf9$(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> Brian wrote:
>>>> When I connect my iPad to the computer while using iTunes i get the
>>>> following message.
>>>>
>>>> The iPad "Brian's iPad" is synced with another iTunes library.
>>>> Do you want to erase this iPad and sync with this iTunes library?
>>>> An iPad can be synced with only one iTunes library at a time.
>>>> Erasing and syncing replaces the contents of this iPad with the
>>>> contents
>>>> of
>>>> this iTunes library.
>>>>
>>>> It seems to tell me that it wants to erase everything on my iPad. The
>>>> date
>>>> for my iTuned backed apps is July 2012 so I would lose everything that
>>>> had
>>>> been added to the iPad after July as well as data stored by some of the
>>>> apps.
>>>>
>>>> Can someone suggest what I should do please. I have a lot of apps on my
>>>> iPad.
>>>>
>>>
>>> 1) Without connecting your iPad to your laptop, start iTunes.

>>
>> On the Pc or the ipad?????
>> Please claify.
>>
>>
>>

>
> What a dumb-ass question! Try both if you will, and you'll soon find out.
> But I would advise anyone with such a low gumption-rating to steer clear
> of all hi-tech equipment.
>


Please don't be so reactive...
I was suggesting that the OP might have wanted to know...
....not for myself. I don't have the problem.

FWIW I have been using *tech* for nearly 70 years, ever since I got a Mamod
steam engine for Xmas.

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      Dec 8th, 12, 4:14 PM
zulu wrote:
> "Ed Cryer" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:k9tcn8$5a8$(E-Mail Removed)...
>> zulu wrote:
>>> "Ed Cryer" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>> news:k9t0rv$kf9$(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>> Brian wrote:
>>>>> When I connect my iPad to the computer while using iTunes i get the
>>>>> following message.
>>>>>
>>>>> The iPad "Brian's iPad" is synced with another iTunes library.
>>>>> Do you want to erase this iPad and sync with this iTunes library?
>>>>> An iPad can be synced with only one iTunes library at a time.
>>>>> Erasing and syncing replaces the contents of this iPad with the
>>>>> contents
>>>>> of
>>>>> this iTunes library.
>>>>>
>>>>> It seems to tell me that it wants to erase everything on my iPad. The
>>>>> date
>>>>> for my iTuned backed apps is July 2012 so I would lose everything that
>>>>> had
>>>>> been added to the iPad after July as well as data stored by some of the
>>>>> apps.
>>>>>
>>>>> Can someone suggest what I should do please. I have a lot of apps on my
>>>>> iPad.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 1) Without connecting your iPad to your laptop, start iTunes.
>>>
>>> On the Pc or the ipad?????
>>> Please claify.
>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>> What a dumb-ass question! Try both if you will, and you'll soon find out.
>> But I would advise anyone with such a low gumption-rating to steer clear
>> of all hi-tech equipment.
>>

>
> Please don't be so reactive...
> I was suggesting that the OP might have wanted to know...
> ...not for myself. I don't have the problem.
>
> FWIW I have been using *tech* for nearly 70 years, ever since I got a Mamod
> steam engine for Xmas.
>


I kept telling my dad year after year how much I'd love an electric
train set, but one never arrived at any Xmas. I did once get a wooden
one with wooden tracks, but it felt like a wind-up.
Poor dad! I got to love him more later on.

Ed

 
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      Dec 8th, 12, 4:23 PM
Brian wrote:
> Ed Cryer <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> Brian wrote:
>>> When I connect my iPad to the computer while using iTunes i get the
>>> following message.
>>>
>>> The iPad "Brian's iPad" is synced with another iTunes library.
>>> Do you want to erase this iPad and sync with this iTunes library?
>>> An iPad can be synced with only one iTunes library at a time.
>>> Erasing and syncing replaces the contents of this iPad with the contents of
>>> this iTunes library.
>>>
>>> It seems to tell me that it wants to erase everything on my iPad. The date
>>> for my iTuned backed apps is July 2012 so I would lose everything that had
>>> been added to the iPad after July as well as data stored by some of the
>>> apps.
>>>
>>> Can someone suggest what I should do please. I have a lot of apps on my
>>> iPad.
>>>

>>
>> 1) Without connecting your iPad to your laptop, start iTunes. Click on
>> Edit. Click on Preferences. Click on Devices. Check the box next to
>> "Prevent your iPod etc. from automatically syncing." Click OK.
>>
>> 2) Now connect your iPad to your laptop and start iTunes.
>>
>> 3) When iTunes starts, right click on your iPad under Devices in the left
>> column. Select Transfer purchases etc.
>>
>> 4) After it finishes transferring all your apps to your new laptop, right
>> click on your iPad and select Backup your iPad.
>>
>> 5) After it finishes backing up your iPad, right click on your iPad and select Restore etc.
>>
>> 6) After it finishes restoring, left click on your iPad , then click on
>> the Apps tab on top, and check the box next to Sync Apps, then click on Apply below.
>>
>> If everything on your iPad looks good after the sync, go back and click
>> on Edit / Preferences / Devices and UN-check the box next to Prevent your
>> iPod etc. The only other thing you may want to check is if your contacts,
>> bookmarks, etc. are syncing correctly now. If not, go to the Info tab
>> after connecting and make sure you indicate which features you want to
>> sync with what sources.
>>
>> That should do it.
>> https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0
>>
>> Ed

>
> Thanks Ed.
> When you come to the step of restoring is that likely to wipe out any data
> from apps stored in the iPad?
>


That is just what occurred to me when I first read the list. But I read
on into the exchange between OrlandoTommy and virtualego. They've proven
it by doing it, and expressed thanks.
https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0

Ed


 
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      Dec 9th, 12, 1:21 AM
Ed Cryer <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Brian wrote:
>> Ed Cryer <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>> Brian wrote:
>>>> When I connect my iPad to the computer while using iTunes i get the
>>>> following message.
>>>>
>>>> The iPad "Brian's iPad" is synced with another iTunes library.
>>>> Do you want to erase this iPad and sync with this iTunes library?
>>>> An iPad can be synced with only one iTunes library at a time.
>>>> Erasing and syncing replaces the contents of this iPad with the contents of
>>>> this iTunes library.
>>>>
>>>> It seems to tell me that it wants to erase everything on my iPad. The date
>>>> for my iTuned backed apps is July 2012 so I would lose everything that had
>>>> been added to the iPad after July as well as data stored by some of the
>>>> apps.
>>>>
>>>> Can someone suggest what I should do please. I have a lot of apps on my
>>>> iPad.
>>>>
>>>
>>> 1) Without connecting your iPad to your laptop, start iTunes. Click on
>>> Edit. Click on Preferences. Click on Devices. Check the box next to
>>> "Prevent your iPod etc. from automatically syncing." Click OK.
>>>
>>> 2) Now connect your iPad to your laptop and start iTunes.
>>>
>>> 3) When iTunes starts, right click on your iPad under Devices in the left
>>> column. Select Transfer purchases etc.
>>>
>>> 4) After it finishes transferring all your apps to your new laptop, right
>>> click on your iPad and select Backup your iPad.
>>>
>>> 5) After it finishes backing up your iPad, right click on your iPad and
>>> select Restore etc.
>>>
>>> 6) After it finishes restoring, left click on your iPad , then click on
>>> the Apps tab on top, and check the box next to Sync Apps, then click on Apply below.
>>>
>>> If everything on your iPad looks good after the sync, go back and click
>>> on Edit / Preferences / Devices and UN-check the box next to Prevent your
>>> iPod etc. The only other thing you may want to check is if your contacts,
>>> bookmarks, etc. are syncing correctly now. If not, go to the Info tab
>>> after connecting and make sure you indicate which features you want to
>>> sync with what sources.
>>>
>>> That should do it.
>>> https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0
>>>
>>> Ed

>>
>> Thanks Ed.
>> When you come to the step of restoring is that likely to wipe out any data
>> from apps stored in the iPad?
>>

>
> That is just what occurred to me when I first read the list. But I read
> on into the exchange between OrlandoTommy and virtualego. They've proven
> it by doing it, and expressed thanks.
> https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0
>
> Ed


Thanks Ed.
I read the replies on the forum using the link you provided but no one says
that in restoring the files that they have managed to keep any data on the
iPad. One example is I have a database called Bento on the iPad which has a
lot of data I have entered into databases. I would not want to loose this
data. However it might not be necessary to restore apps to the iPad as
someone suggested.
The problem with apps on the iPad is that most of them don't offer a way of
backing up to a desktop computer.

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