Best way to transfer iPad to wife?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by kwfergy, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. kwfergy macrumors newbie

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    I bought a wifi iPad knowing that when the 3g came out, I would get one and give my wife the wifi version. But I'm having brain lock now. We have separate laptops and sync our iPhones to our respective laptops. What's the best way for me to transfer the iPad to her, sync-wise? Do I just need to do a restore? And when I plug my new iPad in to my computer for the first time, should I set it up as a new iPad or tell it to copy over from my old iPad? I wonder if it being a 3g will require me to set it up as a new one?

    Anyone else in this situation?
     
  2. FWW macrumors regular

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    hold out in hand in her direction

    tell her to take it
     
  3. renewed macrumors 68040

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    You could always do settings-general-erase all content and settings.
     
  4. Surely Guest

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    Just plug your old iPad into your wife's computer and set it up as a new iPad.

    When you get yours, plug it into your computer, and if you want all of your apps, etc. from the old one onto the new one, restore from a saved backup.
     
  5. kwfergy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You must not be married. One does not tell a wife to do anything. One must ask the wife if she minds taking it from one's hand. But in general, I will try your advice.
     
  6. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

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    I too am wondering if iTunes will let you restore a WIFI iPad backup to a new 3G iPad? It may see them as two different device types and prevent you from doing it? Anyone know for sure this will work?

    Also, to the OP, does your wife want to share apps you have purchased? In that case, won't you have to sync both ipad's to the same computer? Or can you set up one iTunes account on two different computers? You wouldn't want your wife to have to rebuy all of the apps you've purchased, right?

    FYI, I'm in the same situation: I have a 16gb WIFI iPad that my wife will be inheriting when my 64gb 3G iPad arrives tomorrow. I will probably just leave everything on my wife's and just change the email, etc. Then i will attempt to restore my new iPad from the WIFI backup if that will work. Of course, I'd like it if she could sync to her own laptop, but I'll probably just have her sync it to my computer so we can share apps.
     
  7. Surely Guest

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    There shouldn't be a problem. It is no different than upgrading from a 2G iPhone to a 3G iPhone.
     
  8. Mickeylittle macrumors newbie

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    I agree there will be no problem. A lot of people set up their wifi ipads using iPhone backups so it will be no problem setting up the 3G from the wifi backup. I am doing it as well so tomorrow afternoon I will hook my wifi unit to my Mac and sync it one last time, then I will set it up on my wife's PC as a new device while I'm setting the 3G up on my Mac restoring it from the just completed backup.;)
     
  9. FWW macrumors regular

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    divorced!:cool:
     
  10. qtx43 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm having visions of Bilbo and the One Ring.
     

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