iPad Backup before getting Air

Discussion in 'iPad' started by patseguin, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. patseguin macrumors 68000


    Aug 28, 2003
    I'm looking for the best option to back up my iPad and restore my new iPad Air the fastest. I had my iPhone on an iCloud backup and it literally took overnight to restore it all. Would it be a better idea to change my iPad's backup from iCloud to computer and backup to my Mac before the big swap?
  2. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
  3. AndrewS macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2002
    Bourbon Country
    You don't have to "change" from iCloud backup. Just hook your iPad up to your Mac, open iTunes and there is a button to Backup locally to your Mac.

    The iPad will still be set to iCloud backup but you'll have a local backup for restoring much more quickly to a new iPad.
  4. Aspasia macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2011
    Halfway between the Equator and North Pole
    Hook up to your computer
    Transfer purchases to iTunes

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