Setup as new or restore from original iPad backup

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

  1. ks-man macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    I'm restoring from a backup of my 1st gen iPad.
     
  3. roblawton macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    what does restoring do ?

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

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    restore from backup


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

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    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

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    This.

    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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