Syncing New Ipad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by StickyVictim, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. StickyVictim macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011
    Ok so my first gen iPad went out on me the other day (4 days before my year warranty was up) I backed it up and ran to Las Vegas to get a replacement. The guys at the Town Square Apple Store were awesome. My problem is I went to reload my backup and couldn't because I needed to upgrade to ios5 first. but how do I set up my new ipad upgrade to ios5 and then restore my back up? To I just name the new ipad the same as the old one I replaced? Its not that big of a deal but my kids on on me for loosing all their scores and acheviements on the games.

  2. doboy macrumors 68020

    Jul 6, 2007
    You shouldn't have to upgrade to iOS 5. You can just restore with previous backup from your first iPad then upgrade to iOS 5 afterwards if wanted.
  3. HengenJL macrumors 6502a


    May 27, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    once update to iOS5 right click your iPad in iTunes and select Restore from Backup. choose the backup that was made of your iPad 1 and all the apps and their data should be installed onto the new iPad.

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