First iPad & iCloud

Discussion in 'iPad' started by greenwoodma1, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. greenwoodma1 macrumors newbie

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    I'm thinking of buying an iPad3 when they come up, but I've got a couple of questions about how it would work with iCloud.

    I understand I can turn iPad3 on without setting up with my Mac. So If I set it all up using iCloud, can I then get Apps on it (I've started downloading free apps in iTunes) straight from the iPad (which are only currently stored on iTunes)?

    If I do a backup/sync via iCloud - does this mean that everything will be stored in the cloud and if something happened to my iPad or I got a new one I could just set it up from a previous backup using the Cloud?

    I don't really want to have to keep connecting the iPad to my Mac, so I wish to get everything that's in my iTunes onto the iPad without connecting the two. Is this possible?

    Do you still need to do sync/backups manually connected to a Mac?
     
  2. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

    Stealthipad

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    You do not have to sync with your MAC but updates are needed.

    Why do you not want to connect with your MAC?
     
  3. ejisfun macrumors regular

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    When you log in with your apple id and go to the app store, any apps that you've downloaded will show an "install" button instead of a "purchase" button. In addition, if you go to the updates tab of the app store, you can see all of the apps you have purchased.
     
  4. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    its possible, but iCloud only gives you 5gb for free.
    Your iPad will have at least 16gb of storage so you will need to purchase it.
    What I do, is I just use wireless sync.
     
  5. greenwoodma1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is wireless sync just like a wired sync/backup?

    I used to have an iPhone and everything was just synced/backed up via iTunes with phone plugged into it. I probably only did this once every few months, as couldn't be bothered to plug it in.

    So any option of not having to keep turning my Mac on, is good.

    I heard that if you use iCloud you can't use iTunes as restores are different?!?
     
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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    Read the following thread, and you'll see that you can have backups in both iCloud and iTunes.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1323940

    Rest assured, iClouds does pretty much what you want. If you never want to hook up your iPad to a Mac, you won't have to. Just get iPad 3, and THEN, if you cant figure things out, come back and ask questions. A lot of this stuff is easier to explain if you have the device and can follow the steps as we explain them to you.
     

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