How many times have you wanted to plug your iPad into your computer to charge but you didn’t want to deal with the interruption that syncing causes to what you’re doing on the computer itself? It’s a common problem but it’s an easy one to resolve.
To prevent auto-sync all that you need to do is hold down a couple of keys on your computer as you plug the iPad in. The keys are shift-control on a PC or command-option on a Mac. Hold those down while plugging the iPad in and the iTunes program will automatically skip auto syncing.
If you’re too slow and the computer does start to sync you can easily interrupt the syncing by dragging the iPad’s unlock slider to end the process.