When you own an iPod and an iPad, it can be difficult to keep both devices up to date. By learning how to run an iPod – iPad iTunes transfer, you can make sure that you have access to the same music, playlists and files on both devices. Read on to find step by step directions.
There are several ways of transferring files back and forth between an iPad and iPod. Using iTunes is the easiest way of moving files around but there are other methods that can be used. This article will provide step by step directions on using iTunes and other ways of moving files around. Whether you want to move songs, videos, podcasts and other materials, these methods can be used. In addition, this method can be used to backup an iPod to an iPad or vice versa.
Follow these step by step directions to transfer files between Apple devices (e.g. iPod nano, iPad or iPod):
It may look overwhelming, but this is the easiest way to copy files to your new iPad. You may not be able to transfer some types of files such as copyrighted songs and other media files with limited licenses. To reduce these problems from happening again, always seek out DRM free MP3s and other media that can be easily copied between devices. With some extra effort and skill, you can also learn how to copy files from an iPod to other computers.
Transferring Other Files
iTunes is a great tool if your media library is mainly made up of podcasts, music and videos, but what if you have other files that you need to transfer? After all, running an iPod – iPad iTunes transfer is about more than music.
You may want to read books on the iPad, for example. Or you may want to backup some Microsoft Word files from the office instead. If you are mainly interested in transferring ebooks and other text documents to your iPad, iTunes is probably not the best method to use. Instead, look into an iPad app like Stanza or Kindle for iPad. These apps specialize in text documents and make it easy to highlight text, place bookmarks and other annotations.
Resources and References
To learn more about managing files on your iPad, explore these resources:
iPad: About File Sharing, http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4094
iTunes Frequently asked questions about viewing and syncing videos, http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2729
Image Credit: Apple/iTunes on the iPad