Ipad synching

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Hibernia, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Hibernia macrumors member

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    Hi guys
    Have an ipad 2 just now and looking at upgrading to new ipad for better screen and doubling my current storage up to 32gb.
    Now ive never synch my pad to my pc since i bought it and currently have at least 2 gaming apps i dont want loose my save games on.

    What steps do i need to take to back up my current ipad to save my gaming progress on these apps so when iget my new ipad i can transfer them over? Or is this not even possible?

    Hope this makes sense , im not very techy knowledge wise and hoping this is straightword :)

    Cheers for any advice.

    Hib
     
  2. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    Just plug it in to your PC and back it up to iTunes. If it doesn't backup automatically, you can right-click your iPad in iTunes and do a manual backup.

    If you'd rather not use iTunes, you can enable iCloud backups under Settings>iCloud. Then you can do a manual backup from the same area. (It will also backup on its own when plugged in to power and on Wi-Fi.)
     
  3. Hibernia thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for that , it does sound easy enough. After backing up and i have my new pad i just plug that in and select restore or something similar?

    As i said im not worried about loosing music and photos ,ihave them backed up elsewhere its more these 2 games ive spent real cash on playing and dont want to loose my months of leveling :)
     
  4. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    Yup, just hit 'Restore' and select your backup.
     
  5. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    I'm just doing this now with the new 4. It will ask you to either set up as a new iPad or restore from a previous one (either iTunes or iCloud. It will then restore your apps, folders, contacts etc just as they are on your current iPad.
     

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