General Mac forces me to delete iPad?

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  1. Jardins de Vin macrumors 6502a

    Jardins de Vin

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    Long story short… I bought my iPad 2 months ago, but my Mac was in repair several times until now. Therefore, I had never connected the iPad to a Mac before, let alone done a backup.

    So basically, I had set up the iPad without a Mac.

    Now I connected the iPad to the Mac, and it gives me two options:

    Option 1) To set up a new iPad on this Mac
    Option 2) To restore from a previous backup

    The thing is, I have no previous backup except the one from my iPhone which I just made. Which I useless for my iPad.
    And option 1) would most likely delete everything off the iPad I assume?

    Anyone know a solution here? I should do a backup soon, there's a lot of stuff on my iPad that I wouldn't want to lose. But I see no solution at the moment…

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. NoBoMac macrumors 6502a

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    In iTunes, is the menu choice File > Devices > Backup active? That should backup the device to iTunes. Maybe shake things up for that initial screen.

    iPhone backup can be used as a starting point for setting up an iPad (I seem to recall using that for an initial setup of my iPad many years ago).

    Otherwise, been a long time since I've setup anything totally anew.
     
  3. Jardins de Vin thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jardins de Vin

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    Thanks, I actually found the solution, it was simply to hit "Set put as a new iPad" and it worked without deleting anything! In fact it started backing up the iPad at that point. Very weird haha
     
  4. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    Apple should probably put a notice saying it won't delete data.
     
  5. Jardins de Vin thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jardins de Vin

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