Chapter 3

Synchronicity: Getting Stuff to and from Your iPad


Bullet Getting your head around iCloud

Bullet Getting your iPad connected to your computer

Bullet Synchronizing contacts, calendars, bookmarks, and more

Bullet Synchronizing music, videos, photos, and more

I have good news and … more good news. The good news is you can easily set up your iPad so your contacts, appointments, reminders, events, mail settings, bookmarks, books, music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and photos are synchronized between your computer and your iPad (or other iDevices). And the more good news is that after you set up your iPad, your contacts, appointments, events, and everything else just mentioned can be kept up to date automatically on all of those devices.

This communication between your iPad and computer is called syncing (short for synchronizing). Don’t worry: It’s easy, and I walk you through the entire process in this chapter.

Another form of syncing is moving files to and from your iPad and other iDevices or to and from a Mac or PC. You can do it using Finder in macOS Catalina and later, or you can do ...

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