iPad Rstoring partially?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by macbanda, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. macbanda macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2008
    Hello everyone,

    Just got the new iPad Air 2 and would like to transfer mainly presentations I use in Keynote and maybe a couple other apps. I would prefer not to restore everything from the old one to the new one. My questions are:

    1. Can I do a partial restore from a backup?
    2. Are there any negatives to fully restoring and then just deleting games and apps I don't want or use?

  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    There is no way to do a partial restore. Method 2 will work, and the only downside is the time it takes to delete the apps you don't want. A third possibility is that some apps will sync data -- through iCloud, Dropbox, or their own syncing scheme. So with Keynote, for instance, you could set up as a new iPad, sign into iCloud, download Keynote, and it will sync the files from iCloud. So if you don't have that many apps you want to put on this iPad, and they all have ways of syncing or transferring data, that may be the way to go.
  3. macbanda thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2008
    Thank you for your response, much appreciated.

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