"New iPad" restore from iPad2 backup or setup new

"New iPad" restore from iPad 2 backup or setup new?

  • Restore from an iPad 2 backup

    Votes: 32 65.3%
  • Start from scratch

    Votes: 17 34.7%

  • Total voters
    49

sparkstsa

macrumors regular
Original poster
Mar 12, 2010
231
0
As I wait for my new iPad to be delivered tomorrow, I was wondering how many of you are going to restore from an iPad 2 backup and how many are going to start from scratch. Are there any cons with restoring from backup?
 

doboy

macrumors 68020
Jul 6, 2007
2,468
933
Restoring from backup since I want to transfer over the app data (i.e. game saves). I never experienced any drawbacks when I transferred from iPhone 1 to 3GS to 4 and iPad 1 to 2.
 

celinedion1

macrumors member
Mar 15, 2012
50
0
California
I don't know what I want to do. I think I might do a backup since I have a ton of music on iTunes that I don't want on my iPad. Tomorrow can not come soon enough. I want to see the new display screen so bad. That was kinda off topic wasn't it. lol
 

screensaver400

macrumors 6502a
Jan 28, 2005
835
0
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For what it's worth, I've found that iCloud backups are better than iTunes backups. That is, when restoring from an iTunes backup on my iPad 1 in an attempt to solve the Safari crash issues, no change occurred. When restoring from an iCloud backup, I saw a huge improvement.

Anecdotal, yes, but even so, I'd suggest doing an iCloud restore if you intend to restore, unless you have a big reason not to.
 

SHIFTLife

macrumors 6502
Jul 24, 2008
293
0
Where's Restore from iPad 1? You couldn't imagine someone actually still owning a first-gen iPad? Snob! :p

(kidding, of course!) :)
 

Tikatika

macrumors 6502
Mar 12, 2012
480
84
Northern California
Installed latest iTunes on the comp this morning and then did a backup of my iPad 2. All ready and waiting for tomorrow...it can't come quickly enough!