new iPad, used for 6 months, need to iTunes back up, but only 2 options?

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  1. theMouthPiece macrumors newbie

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    Hi All

    I have a new iPad which I have been using for 6 months and now wish to back up using iTunes. I've not connected it to my Mac ever, and when I do I am presented with two options...

    1. Setup as a New iPad
    2. restore from backup

    Now, I wish to do neither of these as I have been using the iPad fine for 6 months and have apps, images, files etc already on it and have no wish for it to be set up as a new iPad, not do I wish to restore from any backup as there is no iPad backup!!

    So folks... what do I do? How do I backup my iPad?

    Thanks.
     
  2. canuckRus, Jan 22, 2017
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    canuckRus macrumors 6502

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  3. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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  4. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Set up as new won't wipe the iPad. It will show up in iTunes and sync.
     
  5. ericwn macrumors 65816

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    So you HAVE connected it to your Mac otherwise how would you know the content of the message?

    I agree what others have advised before, set up as new.
     
  6. theMouthPiece thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, yes of course I connected it to my Mac, and did so today which is when I saw the two options I listed. Your comments are a tad harsh and unnecessary, are they not, Eric?

    Anyway, until earlier I had done nothing, though now having seen what people have posted I have done what has been suggested and all is OK, so thank you all.
     
  7. ericwn macrumors 65816

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    It was not meant to sound harsh. I was surprised by your problem description and wanted to point you towards your own contradiction.
    Good to hear / read that all seems ok now.

    You can see your backups in iTunes btw, check the preferences window, one of the tabs displays all iOS backups.
     
  8. theMouthPiece thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep Eric, all sorted now, thanks. I was under the impression that 'set up as a new iPad' would do just that and erase everything I had already installed on it.

    Such a powerful device capable of more than is seen at face value. I love it!
     

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