Recently I purchased a iPad off craigslist and on receiving my iPad I wanted to erase out all of the data and start from the beginning.. In doing so I consulted the online instructions and my question is how long should this take? It has been 24 hours and the iPad only shows the apply sign. I cannot turn it on or off and if I reset it, it just shows the same apple sign.. If anyone knows what I can do please let me know.. It's a 64g wifi. I'm just worried I killed it.. Not really, but I just wanted to know if anyone could help me.
My hard drive failed a few weeks back. Since I had it replaced I had been working when I had time getting everything off my external back onto the computer and getting it up and running again. Today was the first day I tried syncing my iPad since the crash. It says it can't be synced because it's synced to another iTunes library, but it's the same account. I also had to authorize the computer as if it was a different computer. How do I get my iTunes to think it's the same account as before and not lose all my notes, contacts, bookmarks, and so on? I really don't want to have to start all that stuff over again.
A coworker has an iPad 1 and doesn't use iTunes. She is behind on OS updates and doesn't have the OTA software update feature in settings so it must be updated thru iTunes. So here is my question...Can I just take her iPad and update it to IOS 5 on my home computer without it erasing her apps, data, and media or will I need to create a backup first and do the update and restore from backup?
I am trying to erase pictures on my iPad, which now is full of photos. And no success. One common way is to erase the photos on my computer, and then sync. Apart from being a awkward procedure (why make it impossible to erase pictures on the iPad directly?), the photos are not synced, they are imported from the cameras card directly into the iPad. No computer involved. Another way is to reset the iPad completely. Not an alternative, if I can avoid it. Do I really have to reset the device, thus erasing everything, just to get rid of the imported pictures?
I bought a used iPad and it came up jailbroken. I don't want that so i just erase data and contents from the settings menu for the past 3 hours the ipad has the apple logo loading, shutting down sometimes and then coming back to the same screen. i try to reboot it pressing the 2 buttons for 10 sec. it go back to the same mode, then i plugged it to my MBP and run itunes. the ipad does not appear on it.
I had my iPad 2 set to sync eBooks automatically, and just found (when I added a new book) today that it's no longer set to that. No problem, I can drag-and-drop to sync manually, but it's one step more than I'd like to do - it would be great to just have any new eBooks automatically transfer to my iPad. The problem is that when I check the "Sync Books" box, iTunes warns me:"Are you sure you want to sync books? All existing songs, movies and TV shows on the iPad... will be removed."As it turns out, this warning rings true - I went to sync my eBooks to my iPhone the other day and all my music was deleted! Leaving aside the question of why syncing books should delete my music, I'm wondering if there's any way to manually manage my music while keeping books and other things on automatic sync.
Can I download all my song from My ipad to my new computer before I erase it or will I lose all the content. Just moving to a new computer dont want to start over not all where from I tunes. Everytime I try to sync it says I must erase
I bought a new pc and need to sync my iphone 4 and ipad without erasing data - neither has been synced with any computer in probably a year, I just want to be sure I do it correctly and don't lose data.