Sync Content to the iPad with iTunes
Before the release of iPad, Apple released iTunes 9.1 with iPad syncing added . Now you can decide what music, video, movies, apps,photos and other content you want to sync from your computer to the iPad. To learn how to sync particular types of content to the iPad, read these articles:
- Sync video / movies to iPad with iTunes
- Sync music to the iPad with iTunes
- Sync pictures / photos to iPad with iTunes
- Sync apps / applications to iPad with iTunes
When you're done changing these settings, click the "Apply" button in the bottom right of iTunes to save the changes & sync the content.
- Please note, not all video files are compatible with iPad. First of all, you may convert video to iPad or convert DVD movies to iPad supported video format.
- In order to be able to sync video to the iPad, make sure the box next to "Sync Movies" at the top of the screen is checked. If it's not, you won't be able to sync movies at all.
- If it's checked, but the check box below it is not, you can select individual movies from your library. Check the box next to the name of the movie you want to sync (unchecked movies will not be added to your iPad).
- If you check the "Automatically add" checkbox under the "Sync Movies" box, you can choose to automatically add all movies in your library to your iPad each time you sync.
- For more fine-grained control over what movies get synced, choose options from that menu like most recently added or unwatched moves.
- Sync Music - If you uncheck this, no music will be downloaded to your iPad. Keep it checked to be able to choose what music you'll carry with you.
- Sync Entire Library does exactly what it sounds like it should. This only works if your iPad's storage is bigger than your library, of course. If not, you'll get some, but not all, of your music.
- Sync Selected playlists, artists, and genres lets you decide what music gets downloaded to your iPad.
If you choose this option, iTunes will download only certain music to your iPad. Sync playlists by checking the boxes on the left or all music by particular artists by checking the boxes on the right. Sync all music in a particular genre by clicking the boxes at the bottom.
- Include music videos syncs them to your iPod if you have any.
- Include voice memos syncs voice recordings to your iPad.
- Automatically fill free space with songs fills unused storage on your iPad with music that you haven't already told iTunes to sync.
- In the iPad management screen, click the "Photos" tab at the top.
- Check the "Sync Photos" box at the top.
- From the drop-down menu next to that, select the program or folder that contains your photo library.
- Depending on what program you use, you'll have different options. These may include syncing individual galleries or your entire photo album.
- If you're syncing a folder of images, you can navigate through your hard drive to find the correct folder and then sync that entire folder or just select subfolders in it.
- Once all your settings are correct, click the "Apply" button at the bottom right corner of the iTunes window to sync again and add photos to your iPad.
- Photos will consume space on your iPad, so keep that in mind as you select between syncing all photos and individual albums and videos.
- To sync apps, you must have the "Sync Applications" box at the top of the screen checked. If it's not checked, no apps will be synced to your iPad.
- Whenever you get a new app from the App Store, it is automatically set to sync to your iPad.
- To remove an app from your iPad (but without deleting it from your hard drive), uncheck the box next to the app on the management screen.
- You can re-arrange apps on your homescreen or others screens by dragging and dropping them. You can also add additional screens that way.
- To permanently delete an app from your computer (if you decide later that you want it back, you'll have to pay for it again, if it's not free), you don't use the iPad management screen. Instead, click the Applications icon in the tray at the left-hand side of the iTunes window. You'll see a list of all the apps on your hard drive. Single click the app to highlight it and then either right click and choose "delete" or click the "delete" key on your keyboard. Confirm the deletion and it will be gone.
Basically, the procedure to manage, sync and organize apps, music, games etc on the iPad will be the same as the iPhone and iPod Touch as the iPad is running on iPad 3.2 firmware (aka iPhone 3.2 OS) which is somewhat the same as on the iPhone and iPod Touch. Besides syncing video, music, photos and apps to iPad, you should be able to more content like TV Shows and Podcasts —to your Mac or PC right away, most of the settings are the same there.
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