Setup as new or restore from original iPad backup

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ks-man, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. ks-man macrumors 6502a

    Sep 25, 2007
    Is there any benefit to starting from scratch with my new iPad or are most people simply restoring from a backup of their existing iPads (I have an original).
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    I'm restoring from a backup of my 1st gen iPad.
  3. roblawton macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2007
    Preston, UK
    I backup in case of emergency.

    Whenever I get a new iDevice, I start it from scratch. Nice and clean and more fun working back the settings and save games!! :D
  4. celinedion1 macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2012
    I'm in the process of restoring mine since i at first did a back up which I didn't want. After the restore finishes then I'm going to start it as a new iPad. I forgot i had a bunch of crap on my old restore.
  5. ks-man thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 25, 2007
    Trying to imagine what type of emergency can happen...

    Oh, your high score from Plants vs. Zombies gets erased. I understand completely.
  6. rgr555 macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2012
    what does restoring do ?

    i restored it but when i loaded up itunes i still had to copy everything over
  7. PurpleHeart macrumors member

    Dec 5, 2010
    restore from backup

    have too much data in the apps to set it up as new
  8. johndoe588 macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2007
    Upstate New York
    What the heck, you can go either way. I'm 10 minutes into it, and I'm setting up as new rather than restoring from a backup of my iPad 1. A fresh start.
  9. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030


    Apr 15, 2010

    You also seem to eliminate all the little "phantom bugs" that somehow manage to migrate from old to new when you restore a new device from a previous generations backup. I've done both and really feel I get better performance when I set up as new.

    Besides, its a good opportunity to re-evaluate all the junk apps you've collected.

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