1st time iPad purchase?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by nas2344, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. nas2344 macrumors regular

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    looking to buy the iPad pro and already have a iPhone 10, will the iPad be set up exactly like my iPhone and sync all my settings and apps like it does when upgrading your phone?
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I think you can use a backup of your 10 to restore your iPad and move stuff like contacts, calendars, music and photos, but there are some setting you will have to set because they are two different devices. If both use the same AppleID, then contacts, events entered on one device will be synced to the other.
     
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  4. nas2344 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I’d definitely like to just use the backup from my iPhone 10
     
  5. Richard8655 macrumors 6502a

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    As others have said, yes, iPad and iPhone backups are interchangeable and kept in sync.

    I just bought a new iPhone and restored it from my most recent iPad backup. There are some exceptions as some apps (i.e., Skype) won’t transfer as the apps are designed for the specific device. Just download the apps that don’t come over.
     
  6. 960design macrumors 68020

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    Yep. Sort of. You will have to download the apps from the app store, but they are already purchased. Just tap the purchased tab and install.

    Setup as new device.
    Log in using your AppleID and password.

    PS. I do not think my use case works with backup. I have not had backup turned on any of my devices since iCloud came out.

    My thinking:
    All my notes, contacts, calendar events, pictures, ect go to iCloud automatically. Apps are just downloaded from purchased tab. Why restore from backup that may be corrupt or propagate corruption? What purpose does having a backup accomplish?
     
  7. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    After turning on the iPad you can hold the iPhone next to it and it will ask you to use the settings thats on your iPhone. Only thing that would be different is adding Mail accounts, iPad apps, etc which you would have to do manually. When you sync with your iPhone, you will also get the same passcode. You will have to set up touch i.d. and add any passwords.

    It takes very little time to set up.

    https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/automatic-setup-iphone-ipad/
     
  8. 960design macrumors 68020

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    Completely forgot about this. Amazing!
     
  9. DNichter macrumors 601

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    I personally wouldn't. I would set up as a new device and then go to your purchased tab and download the ones that are made for iPad.
     
  10. Richard8655 macrumors 6502a

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    This is excellent. Was not aware of this feature. Since the procedure mentions placing the 2 devices next to each other, I wonder what communication protocol is used... Bluetooth? I imagine if the new device is on a version of IOS older than the source device, you’d need to do an IOS upgrade first.
     
  11. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    You need to upgrade the iPhone first. I can't remember if my iPad was updated when I got it. After I turned on my iPad and entered my Apple id, it asked me if I wanted to set up my iPad using my iPhone. After that prompt you can chose what you want to set up. I was at home so the next thing it asked was if I wanted to use the wifi password I had stored on my iPhone. Normal set up you would have to manually do this. This may not be in order....then it ask if you want to transfer settings which I selected. These are the basic Setting were you might have on/off on your iOS device. I really didn't want to have to go through the entire Settings app to do that.

    I'm not sure if its using wifi or bluetooth.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201269

    The whole process was very easy. I was impressed. I've been using Apple since OSX 10.1 and using their .Mac service to set up new Macs. or simply connecting a previous Mac to the newer one. This is very similar to that. In fact, it's just that. I wanna say OS X 10.4 Tiger.





    This is not for downloading Apps, it's for setting up your iOS device. If you have a previous iPad then you would be prompted to Install from back up which would install apps from your previous iPad. Its been awhile but I think it will ask to download from iCloud the from iPad that was saved. It doesn't seem like using iPhone to download apps that aren't stored on the iPad would work.
     

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