iPad Backup before getting Air

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

  1. patseguin macrumors 68000

    patseguin

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    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

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  3. AndrewS macrumors member

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    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

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    Hook up to your computer
    Transfer purchases to iTunes
    Backup
     

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