iPad mini Restore from iPad 3 to iPad mini Broken Apps

Discussion in 'iPad' started by shortcut3d, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2011
    I restored from an iCloud backup of my iPad 3 64GB AT&T to my new iPad mini 64GB AT&T. Almost the apps were broken and had to be removed and reinstalled. I'm still finding broken apps. The apps launch then crash immediately. Any suggestions to fix this? I have a white mini coming soon and will perform a similar restore if it works.
  2. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    try to download a free app on the app store with your app store account and try again
  3. shortcut3d thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2011
    So I should try downloading an app I do not have in my iCloud account to fix the broken apps? Not quite following the logic.

    I've downloaded from App Store to reinstall apps but it did not fix the others. For clarification the broken apps launch to their splash screens then crash back to the home screen.
  4. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    I think its because your Ipad 3 run retina display version of all the apps and Ipad mini, apart from having same ratio, is sporting an Ipad 2 screen resolution.
  5. nehope macrumors member

    Nov 27, 2012
    I did the same thing - restored my mini from an iPad 3 backup and have not had any problems with my apps. My problems are with my music. Any restore I do from a cloud backup does not restore my music to the device. Always have to do that manually which is annoying.
  6. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    Not true.

    An iCloud back up does not work like that.

    It saves, the fact you have the app downloaded, it's place on the home screen and it's settings.

    It does not save the app itself.

    When you restore, it goes to the app store and downloads all the apps fresh.

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