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copy contacts from iPad mini to iPod Touch

by volvogirl / July 5, 2013 2:55 PM PDT

Ok I just got my new 32gb iPod Touch. I got my music synced to it from iTunes that I spent 3 days ripping CDs to my computer. So far so good.

Now can I copy my contacts directly from Mini to iPod? I plugged them both in and synced the contacts but it copied my whole windows outlook express contact listing. I didn't want that. Just the mini's contact list. So first how can I delete all the contacts it put on my iPod so I can start over? Then how do I put my Mini contacts into iTunes so I can then put them on the iPod without using the contacts on my windows computer?

Also how do I get all the pdf copied from mini to ipod? All the pdfs don't show up on my iTunes screen in Windows.

Do I need to use another program than iTunes? Or can I use Windows Explorer to copy between them? Maybe I don't want to sync?

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Ok I found the expanded sections under each device
by volvogirl / July 5, 2013 3:36 PM PDT

The help says you can just drag but when I try to drag a pdf from my mini "books" to the iTunes library or to the iPod Touch it just give me the circle with a line though it. And I don't understand what the checkmarks are by each item. This is very confusing. Sometimes I click something and it says it will be removed from my iPad so I cancel whatever I did. And sometimes I click on the checkmark and it says updating but I don't know what it's doing and nothing is changed anywhere.

How do you know which way something is syncing? To or From? The iTunes help just takes me in circles.

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Had you had all this stuff up in the iCloud
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / July 5, 2013 11:27 PM PDT

everything would have magically appeared on any of your iCloud compatible devices.


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