How do I back up everything (apps, book, music, videos) on my iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Axmann, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Axmann macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2009
    I have to have Apple send me a replacement iPad because of backlight bleeding. How do I back up all of the data on my iPad now so I can just transfer it over when the new one arrives?
  2. iGobbleoff macrumors member

    May 2, 2011
    Plug in old iPad
    Open iTunes
    Backup in iTunes
    Plug in new iPad
    Restore from old backup
    Re-sync media

    The media you already have on the computer, so there is no need to 'backup' that as such. The rest of the iPad information, is backed up in iTunes. So you'll need to do a restore, and then re-sync.
  3. Axmann thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2009
    I tried this before. It didn't put my apps back on my ipad.
  4. iGobbleoff macrumors member

    May 2, 2011

    I went from an iPad 1 to an iPad Retina this way and it was exactly the same.
  5. xraydoc macrumors 604


    Oct 9, 2005
    Back up to iCloud.
    Open new iPad, enter iCloud ID and select Restore From iCloud.

    Give it time to re-download and install everything. Depending on your Internet speed and other factors, it can take a while.
  6. Kadin macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2009
    Plug in your iPad with iTunes up and running
    Go to File>Devices>Transfer Purchases

    That should be what you need. From there on out, all your apps on the iPad will get transferred after you sync. Make sure you have Apps checked in iTunes of course for syncing.

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