Restore iPad 3 from iPad 2 backup?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Agent-P, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Agent-P macrumors 68030

    Agent-P

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    *First off, yes I know the iPad 3 isn't out yet, so no one can answer for sure*

    If I were to backup my iPad 2 to iCloud and/or my Mac, could I buy an iPad 3 and just restore from my iPad 2 backup? I guess this would be similar to someone restoring an iPad 2 from an iPad backup or an iPhone 4S from an iPhone 4 backup. This seems like a dumb question, but I can't find the answer anywhere.
     
  2. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    to do this backup your iPad to iTunes or icloud. Then on the new device choose restore from iCloud backup. OR connect it to iTunes and choose restore from backup.
     
  3. Agent-P thread starter macrumors 68030

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    So it is possible. Okay, that's good. Makes my upgrade process simpler. Thanks!
     
  4. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    it's easiest if you backup to icloud. all your itunes purchases will be restored. If you purchase your media content elsewhere, you will have to sync with itunes.
     
  5. Agent-P thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I was planning on backing up to both, just in case, but restoring from iCloud since I've done that in the past when I had to restore my iPad 2. My music isn't from iTunes, so I will have to manually sync that afterward. But as long as my settings and apps are restored by iCloud (which they will be) then I'm fine.
     

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