iPad and iTunes Question (Seperate Computers)
May 15, 2014 4:40 AM Subscribe
How do I set up/configure an iPad on a computer that won't be used as the main/regular computer?
posted by dbirchum to Technology (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My brother is coming home for a visit next month. He isn't technological in nature (he doesn't own a computer, etc), but he has an early version of an iPod Touch that his wife gave him when she purchased an iPhone.
We are purchasing a iPad Air for him as a birthday gift which will allow him to check his emails, etc, and primarily use it to Skype with us on the iPad Air to avoid any conflicts when his wife is using her MacBook Pro for work.
My question is this: we want to give him the iPad Air while he is visiting. I want to connect it to my computer just to get it configured (his email set-up) and download a couple of basic apps (Skype, etc), but not transfer any music or content from my iTunes library. Since he hasn't used and iPad before, we want to get him up to speed on how to use everything before he goes home.
Once he is home, he will connect his iPad to his wife's MacBook Pro (to presumably synch to her iTunes library) which is what he does with his iPod Touch.
Can this be done? Can we connect it and configure it with my computer for a couple of weeks and then use a separate computer for the remainder of its life? I have never done this before as I have always connected my Apple devices to my own computer (and iTunes library and account). Will it cause any conflicts as I will be downloading Skype from my iTunes library (which I already use?). Any tips? Advice? Suggestions?
Thanks in Advance.