ipad newbie - question

Apple Ipad 16gb tablet
August 24, 2010 at 09:41:33
Specs: Macintosh
Marcie
Jul 12, 8:33 pm

So - I get my ipad and I go ahead and download a bunch of apps - paid and free. Later I synch to my home computer and the apps are greyed out, can't move them, which it appears I should be able to. In looking around the only suggestion I have found is that I shouldn't be downloading directly to the ipad? Is that right?

I want to make sure that I am synched - do I really need to delete from the ipad and reload? Or am I missing something?

Thanks
Marcie

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August 24, 2010 at 09:43:50
Davoud
Jul 13, 12:04 am

Marcie wrote:
> So - I get my ipad and I go ahead and download a bunch of apps - paid and free. Later I synch to my home computer and the apps are greyed out, can't move them, which it appears I should be able to. In looking around the only suggestion I have found is that I shouldn't be downloading directly to the ipad? Is that right?

> I want to make sure that I am synched - do I really need to delete from the ipad and reload? Or am I missing something?

Look at the list of apps in iTunes. It should include the ones you purchased on your iPad. You do not copy them to iTunes via drag-and-drop; new applications that are on the iPad but not in iTunes are automatically moved to iTunes when you sync your iPad.

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Marcie
Jul 13, 8:24 pm

They show but are "greyed out", they don't allow me to move or access them at all.

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August 24, 2010 at 09:45:53
Davoud
Jul 13, 10:19 pm

Davoud:
> > Look at the list of apps in iTunes. It should include the ones you purchased on your iPad. You do not copy them to iTunes via drag-and-drop; new applications that are on the iPad but not in iTunes are automatically moved to iTunes when you sync your iPad.

Marcie:
> They show but are "greyed out", they don't allow me to move or access them at all.

OK, once more with different wording. They are grayed (are you British?) out because YOU DON'T NEED TO DO ANYTHING WITH THEM. YOU DO NOT NEED TO ACCESS THEM because THE APPS ARE *AUTOMATICALLY* MOVED TO THE ITUNES LIBRARY ON YOUR COMPUTER when you sync your iPad.

Did you sync your iPad? Did you look at the list of Apps in your iTunes library (NOT under your iPad, but under the LIBRARY heading at the top the leftmost column in iTunes)? Are the Apps that you downloaded to your iPad not there AFTER you have synced your iPad?

I have "drawn" a picture for you and put it here
<http://primordial-light.com/ipad.html>.

Similarly, you do not move Apps to your iPad by drag-and-drop. You click on your iPad under the DEVICES heading, then click on the Apps tab near the top of the iTunes window. Put a checkmark on those apps that you want to have on your iPad. Unchecking an app that is already on your iPad will cause it to be removed when you sync, but it will NOT remove the app from your iTunes library; you may reinstall it on your iPad anytime you wish.

I hope I made it clearer this time.

Davoud
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