iPad 2 won't restore from iPad 1. Another way?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Vic-Viper, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. Vic-Viper macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2010
    My iPad 1 is fully backed up and I have the option in iTunes to Restore from Backup from my iPad 1 backup.

    My iPad 2 only has iPhone 4 to restore from. What gives?

    Is there another way to transfer my bookmarks from my iPad 1 to my iPad 2? How about game saves and stored data?

    I've attempted to migrate the backup folder from the iPad 1 into the iPad 2's backup folder. While it gave me the option to restore from "Unknown" it didn't really do anything.
  2. gatearray macrumors 65816

    Apr 24, 2010
    A friend had the same problem, it turns out he didn't have the latest iTunes version. Update that and your old backup should appear in the list.
  3. webcrush macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2010
    That is the issue. If you don't have the latest iTunes, it sees the iPad 2 as an iPhone and doesn't list any iPad backups
  4. Vic-Viper thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2010
    I wanted to confirm that updating iTunes did resolve this issue. Thanks.

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