Set up as new iPad or restore from back up?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by nataliamck, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. nataliamck macrumors 6502

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    I have a quick question. I did a search but couldn't find an answer.

    I did backed up my iPad 2 before selling it and I will be getting the new iPad on Friday.

    The only thing I want from my previous iPad are my Pages documents and contacts. All apps/photos/other things I don't need on my new iPad.

    So, can I set up as a new iPad and back up only documents and contacts. Or can I back up from a previous iPad but choose what I do and do not want?

    Hope this makes sense :-/
     
  2. phillyred79 macrumors regular

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  3. nikhsub1 macrumors 68000

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    It is my opinion not to restore. I use exchange to sync contacts and calendars so that is not an issue - Cant you just email your pages docs to yourself? AFAIK you can not pick and chose what to restore, it's an all or nothing deal. I suppose you could restore and see how it goes and if it acts weird just restore and setup as new. Typically I don't like to restore to different hardware but that is just me.
     
  4. master-ceo macrumors 65816

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    I think i'm going to set up as new and delete my backup. I need to purge my iPad and my macbook.
     
  5. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    You lose so much app data and whatnot if you don't restore.

    Honestly, I have kept my iPad pretty controlled. It is my iPhone that has a lot of old stuff. My iPad not so much.

    Therefore, I'm going to do a restore and save headaches.
     
  6. Surf Monkey macrumors 68020

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  7. FamiliaPhoto macrumors 6502a

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    In my experience it is best to start fresh and not restore. That is what I do for my iPhones as well. The new device seems to perform better when not restored.
     
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