I have an iPhone that syncs with iTunes on my desktop computer. I also have an iPad that has been set up the way I want it, and it shares the same apple ID. I have not been using icloud to share content between these two devices.
I connected the iPad to the desktop. iTunes opened, and immediately saw the iPad. It asked me if I want to set it up as a new iPad (I don't) or restore from a backup (there is no backup on the iPad on the desktop).
All I want to do is sync the iPad with the computer so that I can transfer some of the apps I just purchased and downloaded onto the desktop to my iPad. Why is this so difficult?
It seems that every time I try to sync these devices with a computer and add content it is an adventure!