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Old Sep 6, 2013, 04:46 PM   #1
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Will I be able to use my iPad 3 backup on an iPad 5?

I want to sell my iPad 3. My iPad 3 runs on iOS 6. Before selling, I want to back up to iTunes. I plan to get an iPad 5 in a few months. The iPad 5 will run iOS 7.

Sooo. I was wondering will my backup be rendered useless?
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Old Sep 6, 2013, 06:08 PM   #2
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I haven't gone that direction, but I had an ipad3 icloud backup that could not be restored backward onto an ipad1
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Old Sep 6, 2013, 06:13 PM   #3
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Yes you can. Don't worry about this! But make backup in iTunes, not in iCloud.
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Old Sep 8, 2013, 12:20 AM   #4
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Yes you can. Don't worry about this! But make backup in iTunes, not in iCloud.
Good to know wispy, what is the problem with using an iCloud backup instead?
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Old Sep 8, 2013, 01:03 PM   #5
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Good to know wispy, what is the problem with using an iCloud backup instead?
It takes a lot longer to restore from an iCloud backup. Also, if you make an iTunes backup, you can backup the backup, if you know what I mean.
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Old Sep 8, 2013, 01:38 PM   #6
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It takes a lot longer to restore from an iCloud backup. Also, if you make an iTunes backup, you can backup the backup, if you know what I mean.
I didn't think of that. That makes a lot of sense. I am going to do that from now on. Thanks.
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Old Sep 8, 2013, 04:45 PM   #7
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It takes a lot longer to restore from an iCloud backup. Also, if you make an iTunes backup, you can backup the backup, if you know what I mean.
Yes, this is true
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