Restoring from iCloud backup

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tcandaman, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. tcandaman macrumors newbie

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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!
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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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.
     
  3. DaGrandMastah, Oct 1, 2012
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    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.
     
  4. RobNYC macrumors 6502

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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?
     
  5. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    he is going from ipad to iphone...not phone to phone.
     
  6. DaGrandMastah macrumors 6502a

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    woops. I'm sorry. Did NOT see that.

    Yeah, that's not going to work.
     
  7. tcandaman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope I'm coming from a past of android and blackberry phones
     
  8. RobNYC macrumors 6502

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    Well if his iPad is backing up to the cloud, wouldn't his contacts and calendar sync over to the phone when he enters his Apple ID in?
     
  9. DaGrandMastah macrumors 6502a

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    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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    Yeah I meant in reference to his apps not coming over...his contacts should sync though.
     
  10. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    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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