Can i use iPhone backup on iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Gamma~, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. Gamma~ macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2011

    I lost my iPhone 4 few months back and recently got myself an iPad 2. I was trying to restore my iPad from my iPhone backup but apparently only the apps are working (not useful anyway cos they are not compatible). Contacts, photos, notes etc are not in my iPad. I'm wondering why. iPhone backups can only be used in another iPhone?

    Please help.
  2. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    In theory, it should restore everything that was on the iPhone, that is relevant to iPad
  3. reyno28 macrumors member


    Jun 17, 2010
    The iPhone and iPad have different types of iOS. So NO that wouldn't work. iPhone backups only work for iPhones not iPads.
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Contacts should be on your computer.

    Perhaps see if anyone at Apple store can help you.

    I would:
    Restore it to iPhone.
    Sync to iCloud.
    Sync iCloud to iPad.
  5. reyno28 macrumors member


    Jun 17, 2010
    Best option
  6. Gamma~ thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2011
    Thanks guys.

    I'm still waiting for Apple to ship my 4S, will try to restore it to phone then. Thanks again.

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