How to Sync iPad to New Computer

By Emily Watson, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015

"I've been syncing my iPad Pro with laptop, but now I want to sync it with my new desktop too. How can I accomplish this without wiping any data on my iPad?"

Syncing iPad to new computer can be a confusing task, especially when you don't want to lose any data on your iPad. Usually, when you connect iPad with a new computer and start syncing, iTunes would offer you to "erase and replace" all the content on the device with the data in the new computer's iTunes library. Of course, you don't want to losing everything on your iPad. So let's go ahead and see how you can sync iPad with new computer without deleting any data.

With just a few simple clicks, FonePaw iOS Transfer can help you backup iPad to new computer and transfer photos, videos, music, books and more from iPad to new PC.  Most importantly, unlike iTunes, this program won't overwrite or erase any files on your iPad. Since FonePaw iOS Transfer works with all models of iPad, iPhone and iPod running iOS 6 to iOS 9, you can use this program to sync iPhone to new computer. Download and try.

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Sync iPad with New Computer without Losing Data

1. Use USB cable to connect iPad with new computer

Launch FonePaw iOS Transfer on your computer. Then, connect iPad to the computer with a USB cable. After the device is detected, you'll see the picture below:

Connect iPad with New Computer

2. Sync iPad to computer

Here I'd like to show you two ways to sync iPad to new computer without erasing data. One is to sync iPad to new iTunes and the other is to backup iPad files to new computer.

Sync iPad to new iTunes:

Find "To iTunes" at the bottom of the primary window. Click it and the program will start to scan your iPad Pro/Air/mini. When scan finished, click "Start" to copy files which include music, movies, playlists, TV shows and more from iPad to iTunes library on your new computer.

Sync iPad to New iTunes

Note: If you have a new iPad and an existing iTunes/iCloud account, you are allowed to sync new iPad to existing account via iTunes or iOS Transfer.

Backup iPad files to new computer:

Similarly, find and click "To Folder" button at the bottom line. Then, click "Start" and choose an output folder to save iPad files on your computer. In this way, you can backup photos, contacts, text messages, playlist, books and media files to your new computer safely.

Sync All iPad Files to New Computer

Note: If you want to selectively sync iPad files to new computer, you can click every tab in the left column respectively to sync iPad. Select the files you need and then click "Export to" > "Export to PC" / "Export to iTunes Library".

Export Music from iPad to New Computer

Please keep your iPad connected while transferring. When the transfer finished, you can click "Open Folder" to straightly find iPad data on your new computer.

All in all, if you wan to sync iPad to new computer, FonePaw iOS Transfer is worth considering as an alternative to iTunes. Moreover, if you have just bought new an new iPad Pro, iPad mini 4 or iPad Air 2, this program can helps you add music, movies, contacts and more to your new device. Just use it, enjoy it and share your good experience.

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