How to restore from iCloud on newly set up iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Marcellus, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. Marcellus macrumors member

    Marcellus

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    I just bought a new iPad Air 2, and during the set up, when I tried to restore the data from my old iPad mini to the new iPad, it would not work because the new iPad was running IOS 8.3 and I needed 8.4. So I just went ahead and set up the new iPad and updated the IOS software to 8.4. Now I do not see a way to restore the old data from iCloud from my old iPad mini. I did a back up just before powering on the new iPad, so it's all on iCloud, but none of my photos, emails, notes, etc. are on my new iPad. Question: How do I do a restore on a newly set up iPad Air 2? Do I need to reset the iPad, i.e., reset all settings, or erase all content and settings? And start all over as if I was just setting up the new iPad? Thank you.
     
  2. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    Easiest way is to connect it to your computer, go to iTunes and restore as new. You can then opt to restore from iCloud.
     
  3. Marcellus thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you, but I have never done a restore using iTunes with my old iPad. Will I need to do that first by connecting the old iPad to iTunes?
     
  4. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    No, just the new iPad. Cause all you want to do is restore.
     
  5. Marcellus thread starter macrumors member

    Marcellus

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    Problem was solved. I ended up chatting with Apple Support online, and they had me do an erase of all content and settings, and set up the iPad from scratch. I was then able to restore everything with iCloud. Thank you for your advice.
     

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