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Synching iPad

by major82 / March 5, 2016 2:06 PM PST

Right now the 1720 laptop that my iPad is synched to is having a HD failure, therefore I need to synch this present iPad to a new computer with OS windows 7. Please advise the procedure step by step on how to accomplish this task. Thank you. I am very concerned about loosing all of my wife's music on her iPad 3rd GEN. The iPad has ios 9 installed.

iPad, iOS 9, 3 rd Gen

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Also start using iCloud for iOS backup purposes
by Pepe7 / March 6, 2016 1:42 PM PST
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This way you only have to deal with the music library, for which I normally recommend multiple redundant backups. The rest is pretty painless when backing up everything else via iCloud.

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Assuming that all the music on the iPad is also
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 5, 2016 2:54 PM PST
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on the failing PC, you are right to to concerned.
However, because you have a backup of all the important data on the failing PC, all is not lost should it finally die. You do have a backup?

Failing a backup, you need to get that music off the failing laptop and onto either a USB hard drive or a big flash drive.

If the laptop has not yet failed and you have its replacement already, then follow the steps here:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204318

If the laptop has failed AND you do not have a backup of the music, then your next recourse is to use an application called iRip to pull the music off the iPad and onto the new computer

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