How to Sync Your iPad mini/Air/Pro to iTunes

How to Sync iPad to iTunes

With the increasing applications and files in our digital devices, there is no need to emphasize on the importance of backing up files. For iPad, iTunes is one of the main choices to back up our data. There are many advantages to sync your iPad to iTunes, for example, instead of managing your music, movies, apps, etc. individually on your iPad, you can manage them directly in iTunes. Managing your iPad's apps and home screen layouts is much easier in iTunes than on your iPad and so on.

Since iTunes does so much favor to iPad, it is necessary to sync iPad with iTunes. The following are two methods that can both carry out the process.

Method 1. Sync iPad with iTunes on PC/Mac

Sync your iPad with iTunes on PC/Mac may be the most direct and free way.

Download the latest version of iTunes. Connect your iPad to your computer via USB cable and wait until iTunes recognizes your iPad automatically. If iTunes can not recognize your iPad, try to fix iTunes does not recognize iPad.

Connect iPad to iTunes

Click the name of your iPad on the toolbar, and then tabs will appear on the left side of iTunes windows under Settings.

Tabs Appear on the Left Side

If you want to sync your device with iPad wirelessly, click "Summary" in the left list, select "Sync with this iPad over Wi-Fi", and then "Apply". Now you can disconnect the USB cable.

Enable Your iPad to Sync with iTunes Wirelessly

Every tab, "Apps", "Music", "Movies", "Photos", "Books", "Tones", etc. corresponds to relative contents in your iPad. Click the content type you want to sync, then check the box next to "Sync" on the right. Click "Apply" on the bottom. The information in the content list you've enabled syncing will be copied to your iPad.

Choose Different Tabs to Sync Different Items

Method 2. Sync iPad with iTunes through iPad Syncing Software

Even though iTunes has been used for data management widely, it is not the best tool for iPad syncing. You may run into the following situation: when you sync iPad to iTunes, an iTunes sync error appears, or there is some data that just cannot be transferred to iTunes directly, or you can not view the detailed backup data. It almost maddens you. To take advantage of the management function of iTunes, we may need to adopt another method to sync iPad with iTunes, through third-party software, FoneTrans.

Download and run this third-party iPad syncing software.

Interface of iPad Syncing Software

Connect iPad to your computer. The iPad syncing software can automatically recognize your iPad. Some basic information about your iPad comes into view like this below:

Connect iPad to Comoputer

The info as category on left side of the interface is displayed in detail. You can choose the files to be transferred. Take Music as an example. Click "Media" and then all media files will be displayed on the right in default. Click the Music tab and you'll see all the music files below.

Click Media to View Music Files

Check the music files you want to sync from iPad to iTunes. Then click "Export to" and then "Export to iTunes Library".

Export Music to iTunes Library

Now the music files form your iPad have been synced to iTunes Library. Same way with other files. You can use this iPad sync software to sync all files in your iPad to iTunes Library.

After syncing iPad to iTunes, you can easily restore iPad from iTunes when you deleted iPad data acccidentally.

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October 11, 2017 09:05 / Updated by to iPad, iTunes
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