Restoring from iCloud backup

tcandaman

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Original poster
Jan 28, 2012
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Hey there,

My iPhone 5 is coming on Friday. I own an iPad 3, is it possible to restore from my iPad back or do I have to start fresh? 90 percent of my apps are universal and all my wifi and password settings are on here.

Can't wait for Friday!
 

mattopotamus

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Jun 12, 2012
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not 100% sure, but I would think your contacts and apps would restore from a cloud backup. Even if it was from a ipad to a phone.
 

DaGrandMastah

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Mar 19, 2011
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Hey there,

My iPhone 5 is coming on Friday. I own an iPad 3, is it possible to restore from my iPad back or do I have to start fresh? 90 percent of my apps are universal and all my wifi and password settings are on here.

Can't wait for Friday!
Sorry...I misunderstood the post and thought you were going iphone to iphone....the ipad part just did not register to me.

I do not believe this will work...especially with apps. I'm not sure if contacts would come over but being that they have seperate backups for iphone and ipad I don't know.
 
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RobNYC

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May 28, 2008
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I don't know if it will be a restore exactly, but it should sync up your contacts and apps when you put in the same Apple ID when setting it up. I take it you didn't have an iPhone before, just the iPad right?
 

mattopotamus

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Jun 12, 2012
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Yes you can restore from icloud backup. I would actually recommend you do so. It will reload your phones apps, settings, etc to exactly as they were on your previous phone....all your apps will load back on in teh same folders etc. Just make sure you have photo stream set to on in your icloud settings and do one last backup before you restore. That will ensure that your picutres also come over.

I did this all this weekend so I can vouch for it. My phone didn't miss a beat.

Also, your music will resync if you have it set to auto sync ceertain folders (like I do with my itunes). If you have it set to manual then obviously you'll have to manually add each of the albums you want all over again. That's the only downside.
he is going from ipad to iphone...not phone to phone.
 

tcandaman

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 28, 2012
24
4
New York, NY
I don't know if it will be a restore exactly, but it should sync up your contacts and apps when you put in the same Apple ID when setting it up. I take it you didn't have an iPhone before, just the iPad right?
Nope I'm coming from a past of android and blackberry phones
 

DaGrandMastah

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Mar 19, 2011
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Nope I'm coming from a past of android and blackberry phones
You should be able to, at the very least, sync your contacts and stuff from your ipad to your computer and then sync that info back to the new iphone?


I also found this discussion thread on apple.com that may help:

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3174543?start=15&tstart=0

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Well if his iPad is backing up to the cloud, wouldn't his contacts sync over to the phone when he enters his Apple ID in?
Yeah I meant in reference to his apps not coming over...his contacts should sync though.
 

mattopotamus

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Jun 12, 2012
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Well if his iPad is backing up to the cloud, wouldn't his contacts sync over to the phone when he enters his Apple ID in?
That is what I would think. His calendar, contacts, and apps that are iphone compatible would sync....maybe even texts with contacts that use imessage.
 
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