taking iPad abroad for extended time.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by cakbar, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. cakbar macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2008
    I am planning to be out of the country with my iPad, but not my computer, for 4+ months. I am concerned that should I have any problems with my iPad and need to restore, I'm not going to be able to do it on another computer without losing everything. Any ideas as to what I should do if this happens.
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Save important files to a cloud storage solution like DropBox.

    Or bring an actual computer you can back up without iTunes.
  3. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    Copy your backup file to a hard drive or flash drive along with your media content.
  4. nightfly13 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2008
    Ranchi, India
    Define 'losing everything'

    Say the worst-case happens and you have to a do a full restore before you've 'backed up' the iPad contents to the computer you're using for the restoration. You can download all your apps again free of cost. So you'd be losing your personal settings, documents and contacts... and maybe music/media files.

    Putting mission-critical files in dropbox is a great suggestion. If this is a huge concern, just sync the iPad to whatever iTunes-capable computer you have access to abroad as an insurance.

    Hope that's helpful.

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