Syncing with iTunes
Syncing with iTunes copies information from a computer to iPad, and vice versa. You can sync
by connecting iPad to your computer using the Dock Connector to USB Cable, or you can set up
iTunes to sync wirelessly using Wi-Fi. You can set iTunes to sync music, photos, video, podcasts,
apps, and more. For detailed information about syncing iPad with a computer, open iTunes then
select iTunes Help from the Help menu.
Set up wireless iTunes syncing: Connect iPad to your computer using the Dock Connector to
USB Cable. In iTunes, turn on “Sync over Wi-Fi connection” in the device’s Summary pane.
When Wi-Fi syncing is turned on, iPad automatically syncs every day. iPad must be connected to
a power source, both iPad and your computer must be on the same wireless network, and iTunes
must be open on the computer. For more information, see “iTunes Wi-Fi Sync.”
Tips for syncing with iTunes
If you’re using iCloud to store your contacts, calendars, bookmarks, and notes, don’t also sync
them to iPad using iTunes.
Purchases you make from the iTunes Store or the App Store on iPad are synced back to your
iTunes library. You can also purchase or download content and apps from the iTunes Store on
your computer, and then sync them to iPad.
In the device’s Summary pane, you can set iTunes to automatically sync iPad when it’s attached
to your computer. To temporarily override this, hold down Command and Option (Mac) or Shift
and Control (PC) until you see your iPad appear in the sidebar.
In the device’s Summary pane, select “Encrypt backup” if you want to encrypt the information
stored on your computer when iTunes makes a backup. Encrypted backups are indicated by
a lock icon , and you need a password to restore the backup. If you don’t select this option,
passwords (such as those for mail accounts) aren’t included in the backup and have to be
reentered if you use the backup to restore iPad.
In the device’s Info pane, when you sync mail accounts, only the settings are transferred from
your computer to iPad. Changes you make to a mail account on iPad don’t affect the account
on your computer.
In the device’s Info pane, click Advanced to select options that let you
replace the information
on iPad with the information from your computer during the next sync.
If you listen to part of a podcast or audiobook, your stopping point is included if you sync the
content with iTunes. If you started listening on iPad, you can pick up where you left off in iTunes
on your computer—or vice versa.
In the device’s Photo pane, you can sync photos and videos from a folder on your computer.