iPad Backup/Restore

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by AppleInLVX, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. AppleInLVX macrumors 6502a

    AppleInLVX

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    Hi all, I just want someone to tell me if I've got this right:

    So my mother is headed overseas for a few months, and she's told me that I can make use of her iPad mini (the idea is I want to see how it fits into my life so I know if it'd be worth getting one in the fall for myself).

    The question I have is, if I do a full-on backup of her iPad to her Mac, can I then take the iPad, hook it up to MY iMac, do a full restore to factory defaults and use it as I would my own for three or four months, and then when she returns, be able to simply restore it to its original state from the backup I made to her system?

    As I understand it, I think this should work, but I wanted someone else to say I'm good before I wipe mom's iPad. :)

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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    Yes, that should work. Just in case, I'd make a backup of the backup -- see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4946 for where the backup files are on your computer, and copy the folder to somewhere else.
     
  3. AppleInLVX thread starter macrumors 6502a

    AppleInLVX

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    Thank you very much for answering my question!:D I will make a redundant backup as you suggest.
     

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