Restoring backup to a different iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Jugney, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. Jugney macrumors member

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    Sorry if this is already answered - couldn't find it in a search.

    I owned an iPad 1 until this spring, when I sold it for financial reasons. I'm about to get one again, however. It is also an iPad 1, 32gb, except this one will have 3G.

    Normally, I wouldn't want to restore a backup to a different device, just to avoid any potential issues and start fresh But I lost some files I'd created on my first iPad. Since I have the backup iTunes took of it, can I safely restore that backup to the new iPad - keeping in mind the backup was for a WiFi model, not the 3g? Any cautions to be aware of? Would love to get my files back!

    Thanks,
    Jugney
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    As long as the new iPad is running the same or greater version of iOS, then it will work with no problem.
     
  3. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

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  4. Jugney thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmmm...the iPad was running the latest version of iOS at the time I lasted backed it up. So May of this year - would have been 4.3.3?

    I ordered the new one refurbished earlier this week - not sure if it will come preloaded with iOS 5 or not. If it did, then what should I do?

    (By the way, it was an unusually good price - $400 for a refurbished iPad 1, 32GB with 3G!)

    Also, the iPad backup is actually sitting on my Time Machine drive, as I've changed computers since then. Is it correct to assume I can just move the backup folder from the drive to ~/Library/AppSupport/MobileSync/Backups/ on my hard drive?
     

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