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Can't connect your iPad to iTunes Library? It is a commaon problem that people encounter all the time. Don't worry. You can fix this problem according to the symptoms or by using the software. You can check out the following tutorial of troubleshooting to fix it.

Part 1: Best Way to Fix iPad not Connecting to iTunes

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1 Click to Fix iPad Can't Connect to iTunes/Mac

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  • 1 click to Fix iPad can't connect to iTunes/Mac.
  • 1 click to transfer all media files from iPad to iTunes Library.
  • 1 click to backup all photos from iPad to Mac.
  • Transfer selected music, videos, photos, playlist and more from iPad to Mac.
  • Copy playlists with rating and play counts to iTunes.
Step 1: Connect your iPad to your computer

Download and install iSkysoft iTransfer on your Mac. Launch the program and connect your iPad to your Mac via a USB cable. The program will detect your iPad and show the iPad information on the main interface.

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Step 2: Click "FIX IOS/IPOD"

Click "Toolbox" on the top of the main window. Next, click "FIX IOS/IPOD", letting the scanning your iPad for the not connecting issue.

Step 3: Fix iPad not connecting to iTunes

Click the "Start Fixing" button to let the software fix the issue for you. When it is done, you can see the problem is fixed.

Part 2: Troubleshooting on iPad not Connecting to iTunes

Generally speaking, once plugged into your computer, no matter a PC or a Mac, your iPad then would be automatically detected by the iTunes, if iTunes has been installed on the computer. However, you sometimes may get your new iPad not connecting to iTunes, so you no longer can back up your applications and data, sync songs and movies to iPad for entertainment…If so, you can do trouble-shooting by following these instructioins.

#1. Make sure your iPad is recognized by your computer

Once connected to your computer, your iPad would show a small bolt of lightning in the battery meter up to the top right of the iPad screen. This tells you the iPad is charging. But what if you get a message says "Not Charging"? This means the computer has recognized your new iPad, but due to low power, you temporarily can't connect the iPad to iTunes. In this case, you need to recharge your iPad completely: plug your iPad into a wall outlet via the adapter.

#2. Check your iPad cable

Sometimes your iPad cannot connect to iTunes due to a bad USB port or improper USB port used.

#3. Reboot your computer and iPad

This is the oldest troubleshooting tricks to fix iPad not connecting to iTunes. Restart your computer and then reboot your iPad: hold the suspend button on the top of the iPad, slide the red arrow on the new iPad screen to power off the iPad, then hold the suspend button for a few seconds again to turn on the device. Now, re-plug your iPad into the computer, and now it's likely to connect iPad to iTunes successfully.

#4. Reinstall iTunes

If you have checked and tried the three methods above, but in vain, you then can try to reinstall iTunes. First of all, uninstall the iTunes, this won't delete your media files including music and apps on the computer, after that, reinstall iTunes. (Recommended tip: download iTunes installation pack again to reinstall iTunes.)

#5. iPad still cannot connect to iTunes?

Well, if you still have problems with connecting your iPad to iTunes, it then may due to your system files, drivers, or software conflicts. For example, you can temporarily shut down your anti-virus software, because it's widely known by many that anti-virus software may cause problems with other software.

My Ipad says I need to connect it to ITunes, but I have no way to connect it to ITunes. It wont work but it will turn on and show me that message.
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i guys I want to tranfer an app and its data from an ipad mini to an ipad mini 3. But the mini 3 has diffrent apps from th ipad mini, so if i sync apps from mini to mini 3 will all the mini 3''s apps be erased or not? Tnx
Joao, I happen to find the way to solve problem on device not recognized in iTunes after restart, below is the detail tutorial:
I'm always reinstalling iTunes in my Mac to recognize the iPad. When I reinstal iTunes its ok, I can see the iPad on my Macbook Pro. But after shut down my computer, the day after, when I open iTunes my iPad don't apear again. How can I resolve that? MacBook Pro OS X (version 10.6.8) with the latest version iTunes 11.0.1
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