how do I sync my iPad to iTunes without losing files?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Brian, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Brian

    Brian Guest

    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.

    --
    Regards Brian
     
    Brian, Dec 7, 2012
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  2. Brian

    George Kerby Guest

    On 12/6/12 6:55 PM, in article
    , "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.


    Click "NO". Turn off the auto sync, too.
     
    George Kerby, Dec 7, 2012
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  3. Brian

    Ed Cryer Guest

    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/2431472?start=0&tstart=0

    Ed
     
    Ed Cryer, Dec 7, 2012
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  4. Brian

    zulu Guest

    "Ed Cryer" <> wrote in message
    news:k9t0rv$kf9$...
    > 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/2431472?start=0&tstart=0
    >
    > Ed
    >
    >
     
    zulu, Dec 7, 2012
    #4
  5. Brian

    Ed Cryer Guest

    zulu wrote:
    > "Ed Cryer" <> wrote in message
    > news:k9t0rv$kf9$...
    >> 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
     
    Ed Cryer, Dec 7, 2012
    #5
  6. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Ed Cryer <> 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/2431472?start=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?

    --
    Regards Brian
     
    Brian, Dec 8, 2012
    #6
  7. Brian

    zulu Guest

    "Ed Cryer" <> wrote in message
    news:k9tcn8$5a8$...
    > zulu wrote:
    >> "Ed Cryer" <> wrote in message
    >> news:k9t0rv$kf9$...
    >>> 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.

    --
    zulu
     
    zulu, Dec 8, 2012
    #7
  8. Brian

    Ed Cryer Guest

    zulu wrote:
    > "Ed Cryer" <> wrote in message
    > news:k9tcn8$5a8$...
    >> zulu wrote:
    >>> "Ed Cryer" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:k9t0rv$kf9$...
    >>>> 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
     
    Ed Cryer, Dec 8, 2012
    #8
  9. Brian

    Ed Cryer Guest

    Brian wrote:
    > Ed Cryer <> 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/2431472?start=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/2431472?start=0&tstart=0

    Ed
     
    Ed Cryer, Dec 8, 2012
    #9
  10. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Ed Cryer <> wrote:
    > Brian wrote:
    >> Ed Cryer <> 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/2431472?start=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/2431472?start=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.

    --
    Regards Brian
     
    Brian, Dec 9, 2012
    #10
  11. On Sun, 09 Dec 2012 00:21:17 GMT, Brian <> wrote:

    >Ed Cryer <> wrote:
    >> Brian wrote:
    >>> Ed Cryer <> 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/2431472?start=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/2431472?start=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.



    He has you perform a step called "backup", where you back up your iPad.

    If you do something you do not like, perform a RESTORE of that backup.

    Real simple.
     
    MakeNoAttemptToAdjustYourSet, Dec 9, 2012
    #11
  12. Brian

    Ed Cryer Guest

    MakeNoAttemptToAdjustYourSet wrote:
    > On Sun, 09 Dec 2012 00:21:17 GMT, Brian <> wrote:
    >
    >> Ed Cryer <> wrote:
    >>> Brian wrote:
    >>>> Ed Cryer <> 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/2431472?start=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/2431472?start=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.

    >
    >
    > He has you perform a step called "backup", where you back up your iPad.
    >
    > If you do something you do not like, perform a RESTORE of that backup.
    >
    > Real simple.
    >


    So then, that backup literally backs up the full contents of your iPad?
    I have a 64GB model, about 95% full, and whenever I do a sync it rushes
    through the backup item in seconds. That's what gave me pause.

    Ed
     
    Ed Cryer, Dec 9, 2012
    #12
  13. Brian

    George Kerby Guest

    On 12/9/12 9:49 AM, in article ka2bv4$81l$, "Ed Cryer"
    <> wrote:

    > MakeNoAttemptToAdjustYourSet wrote:
    >> On Sun, 09 Dec 2012 00:21:17 GMT, Brian <> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Ed Cryer <> wrote:
    >>>> Brian wrote:
    >>>>> Ed Cryer <> 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/2431472?start=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/2431472?start=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.

    >>
    >>
    >> He has you perform a step called "backup", where you back up your iPad.
    >>
    >> If you do something you do not like, perform a RESTORE of that backup.
    >>
    >> Real simple.
    >>

    >
    > So then, that backup literally backs up the full contents of your iPad?
    > I have a 64GB model, about 95% full, and whenever I do a sync it rushes
    > through the backup item in seconds. That's what gave me pause.
    >
    > Ed


    It only deals with what you have changed since last backup. You can watch
    what it's doing if you read the steps.
     
    George Kerby, Dec 9, 2012
    #13
  14. On Sun, 09 Dec 2012 10:00:19 -0600, George Kerby
    <> wrote:

    >On 12/9/12 9:49 AM, in article ka2bv4$81l$, "Ed Cryer"
    ><> wrote:
    >
    >> MakeNoAttemptToAdjustYourSet wrote:
    >>
    >> So then, that backup literally backs up the full contents of your iPad?
    >> I have a 64GB model, about 95% full, and whenever I do a sync it rushes
    >> through the backup item in seconds. That's what gave me pause.
    >>
    >> Ed

    >
    >It only deals with what you have changed since last backup. You can watch
    >what it's doing if you read the steps.


    So, if it is your first backup, it should be a full backup then, no?.

    And if it is an erased ipad, it would then do a full restore, no?
     
    MakeNoAttemptToAdjustYourSet, Dec 9, 2012
    #14
  15. Brian

    Ed Cryer Guest

    MakeNoAttemptToAdjustYourSet wrote:
    > On Sun, 09 Dec 2012 10:00:19 -0600, George Kerby
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >> On 12/9/12 9:49 AM, in article ka2bv4$81l$, "Ed Cryer"
    >> <> wrote:
    >>
    >>> MakeNoAttemptToAdjustYourSet wrote:
    >>>
    >>> So then, that backup literally backs up the full contents of your iPad?
    >>> I have a 64GB model, about 95% full, and whenever I do a sync it rushes
    >>> through the backup item in seconds. That's what gave me pause.
    >>>
    >>> Ed

    >>
    >> It only deals with what you have changed since last backup. You can watch
    >> what it's doing if you read the steps.

    >
    > So, if it is your first backup, it should be a full backup then, no?.
    >
    > And if it is an erased ipad, it would then do a full restore, no?
    >


    Yes.
    I reckon you're there, man.
    I think I understand it fully now (God be with me!) and I'd definitely
    feel confident enough.
    Yes, go ahead and do it.
    You must first, of course, authorise the iPad with that computer.

    Ed
     
    Ed Cryer, Dec 9, 2012
    #15
  16. Brian

    Brian Guest

    MakeNoAttemptToAdjustYourSet <>
    wrote:
    > On Sun, 09 Dec 2012 00:21:17 GMT, Brian <> wrote:
    >
    >> Ed Cryer <> wrote:
    >>> Brian wrote:
    >>>> Ed Cryer <> 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/2431472?start=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/2431472?start=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.

    >
    >
    > He has you perform a step called "backup", where you back up your iPad.
    >
    > If you do something you do not like, perform a RESTORE of that backup.
    >
    > Real simple.


    I'm still trying to get my question asked...and have another question.

    If I do a restore then do I lose data that apps have created?

    Does the backup only backup apps and not the data that apps create?

    It could be that no one knows the answer but someone must have done a
    restore by now.

    --
    Regards Brian
     
    Brian, Dec 10, 2012
    #16
  17. Brian

    nospam Guest

    In article
    <>, Brian
    <> wrote:

    > If I do a restore then do I lose data that apps have created?


    no.

    > Does the backup only backup apps and not the data that apps create?


    it backs up the data because the apps are already on your computer so
    there's no need to copy them again. apps can also be redownloaded for
    no additional cost.

    > It could be that no one knows the answer but someone must have done a
    > restore by now.


    plenty of people have done backups and restores. this question comes up
    a lot.

    if you backup with itunes, everything will be restored, except for a
    few passwords which is a security measure. you do have to use the
    computer to which the device is synced, however.
     
    nospam, Dec 10, 2012
    #17
  18. Brian

    Brian Guest

    nospam <> wrote:
    > In article
    > <>, Brian
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >> If I do a restore then do I lose data that apps have created?

    >
    > no.
    >
    >> Does the backup only backup apps and not the data that apps create?

    >
    > it backs up the data because the apps are already on your computer so
    > there's no need to copy them again. apps can also be redownloaded for
    > no additional cost.
    >
    >> It could be that no one knows the answer but someone must have done a
    >> restore by now.

    >
    > plenty of people have done backups and restores. this question comes up
    > a lot.
    >
    > if you backup with itunes, everything will be restored, except for a
    > few passwords which is a security measure. you do have to use the
    > computer to which the device is synced, however.


    Thanks good news then.
    I sure don't want to lose the data I have spent a long time typing into the
    database Bento.

    --
    Regards Brian
     
    Brian, Dec 10, 2012
    #18
  19. Brian

    nospam Guest

    In article
    <>, Brian
    <> wrote:

    > I sure don't want to lose the data I have spent a long time typing into the
    > database Bento.


    bento will sync with the desktop version of bento for mac, which would
    be another way to back up the data. i don't see anything about windows
    though.
     
    nospam, Dec 10, 2012
    #19
  20. Brian

    bj Guest

    nospam <> wrote:
    > In article
    > <>, Brian
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >> I sure don't want to lose the data I have spent a long time typing into the
    >> database Bento.

    >
    > bento will sync with the desktop version of bento for mac, which would
    > be another way to back up the data. i don't see anything about windows
    > though.


    Does Bento have any other way to backup,duplicate, export the data?
    bj
     
    bj, Dec 10, 2012
    #20
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