iPad Return Question

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jamesthegator, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. jamesthegator macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2009
    Hey everyone, quick question:

    I plan to return my Ipad today, and am going to wait for the 3G version. My question is: if I want my new Ipad to look exactly like the one I have now (photos, apps, movies, etc) what should I do in Itunes? Would it be safe to just put a password on my iPad (to protect my personal data) and return it that way, or do I need to backup in Itunes and reset it?

    I'm just trying to accomplish 2 things - protect my personal data, and be ready for my new iPad so I don't have to redownload all of my apps, etc.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    If you password protect an iPad and return it they will be able to bypass that in a heartbeat. Your personal data should be wiped but some snot nosed genius may decide to **** with you all the same.

    I would back up in iTunes, save that backup elsewhere on your drive, then do a factory restore and return it. Drop that iPad backup back into the respective folder and when you get your 3G go ahead and see if you can't restore from a backup. If so great, if not, oh well. Rinse and repeat as they say.
  3. GregGebhardt macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2010
    After backing up you can use the utility in the iPad to reset everything back to factory default. Restoring your back up should get you back in short order but maybe not perfect.

    I will be starting fresh with my 3G and not use my WiFi backup as sometimes it can bring something over you do not want and cause problems. I will start new and just re download my paid for software.
  4. noah82 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 16, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    I would recommend starting fresh to avoid any problems caused by the backup.
  5. Aduntu macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2010
    Add another thumbs up to starting fresh.

    You're really not going to miss out on anything except potential problems.

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